WHO IS GOING TO OPEN UK COFFEESHOPS?

Discussion in 'Coffeeshops' started by Alfa, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Alfa

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    Now cannabis is going to be downgraded to class C, are there going to be idealistic (or capitalistic) daredevils, who open coffeeshops? I have little doubt that there are but who and where? Let us know where the UK cannabis smokers can go.
     
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    http://www.mrjonescoffeeshop.co.uk/
     
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  4. Alfa

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    Gone again. Anyone knows other coffeeshops in the UK?
     
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    When cannabis was finally reclassified earlier this year, the tariff(maximum sentence) for intent to supply a class C drug was raised to 14 years, making it unlikely that anyone will be able to successfully set up a coffee shop on the Dutch model in the foreseeable future.

    One way round it may be to run a 'bring your own' policy, with the equivalent of a 'corking' fee - many restaurants without a licence to sell alcohol will allow you to bring in your own booze, unopened, and charge a nominal fee to allow you to drink it on the premises after opening it for you. Not sure if anyones tried this in the U.K. yet, or even if it'd be a viable loophole, but may be worth looking into...
     
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    Should have said 'with a meal' at this point! Where's me edit button gone?
     
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    all I know is this...


    as soon as it becomes even quasi-legal to open one, I'm first in line to do so


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    If coffeshops become legal or semi-legal in the U.K. I'll be the first dutchie to start one there... importing a nice stash from back home and before soon I'll need bouncers :p
     
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    I think it would be the question which region in the UK would be the most relaxed towards a coffeeshop. Does anyone know?
     
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    well they say that what your postcode is depends how harsh they'll treat you if you get caught growing buds.so maybe that would shed a bit of light on where is best to start a coffeshop.dont know what codes are ment to best and worst tho,then again could just be yet another drug law myth...
     
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    someone that *really* likes the inside of a jail cell

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    The bring your own weed policy has worked in Canada but only on the west coast in Vancouver and I believe only a few have ever been sucessful. But it seems viable.
     
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    Brixton in Lodon would probably be the best place to open a shop
     
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    I know of several cafes that *have* opened, but it is still illegal to do so and they do get shut down and the owners arrested.
     
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    Dragging this up. It's tolerated in my local snooker hall, it's dark
    and dingey and clouds of smoke. About 20% of the people there actually
    go to play snooker lol.
     
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    I know of 1 in Cambridge, never been there though. If i can i aspire to open my own coffeeshop in bedford. It'll be a while yet though
     
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    I've read about a few that have opened over here but theyve all been shut down almost immediately.I don;'t think the government would allow it because although they've lowered the class of cannabis they definately dont want to be seen as promoting its use.
     
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    I'd certainly wait until after elections.
     
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    there is 1 in camden town, london. only on friday/ sautday nites.
    mushies and weed. all good. a law-abiding shop during the day turns
    into something amazing at nite


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    I think Cornwall would be a good site to open one. Plenty of hippies and mysticism to back it up. They'd flock in their hundreds. They're probably a little more relaxed about it out there too.

    I'd like to suggest to someone to start selling weed in an ice-cream van like set-up. Who knows how long you could get away with it in the countryside.