Group Gives Up On Smoking Big Joint
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Protestor Dianne Bruce carries around her own marijuana plant during a rally in Ottawa.
24 November 2006
A plan to roll and smoke the world's largest joint was cancelled at short notice in Amsterdam when the organizers realized they could be breaking the law.
"We have now read the small print and realize there could be problems," Thijs Verheij, one of the organizers, was quoted as saying by ANP news agency after consulting Dutch drugs laws.
The group had wanted to roll a five-foot-long pure-weed joint, stuffed with more than a pound of marijuana and containing no tobacco, and smoke it in a bar.
It had initially thought the attempt would be legal if 100 people each brought along the five grams of the drug tolerated by Dutch authorities for personal use.
"Unfortunately it looks like this will not be possible," Verheij said. The attempt had been planned for Wednesday.
A police spokesman said: "We would definitely have investigated this. If you make a single joint with half a kilo of cannabis in it, it would cross the line."
Verheij said the group had hoped to beat a record set with a joint containing 100 grams of marijuana.