Coronavirus Triggers Run on Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Coronavirus Triggers Run on Amsterdam Coffeeshops

Mimicking scenes in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, Dutch cannabis consumers queued up outside Amsterdam’s legendary coffeeshops of fear that the spread of the novel coronavirus would shutter the city’s cannabis cafes — and thus cut off their access to cannabis, one of nature’s gifts to the human race (but a good gift, unlike coronavirus, which is trash). Spread of the disease has interrupted the rhythm of daily life worldwide, with schools, restaurants, cinemas, concerts, and public gatherings of all sizes closed and canceled across Europe and the United States. Several Bay Area dispensaries, including San Francisco’s Green Cross, have announced closures. Others are going delivery-only. But at least among weedheads in the Netherlands, there is a silver lining. While some mainstays like The Bulldog announced temporary closures of their locations, it appears not all coffee shops are technically “closed.” They’re just going pick-up only. “Coffeeshops are open for Take Away!” Coffeeshop IBIZA Amstedam posted on Facebook on Monday evening. “We Start Tomorrow 10:00-01:00.” Fear and panic have gripped much of the world since the coronavirus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, steadily and then rapidly spread across the globe. Among the hardest-hit areas of the world are Italy, where the coronavirus has overwhelmed hospitals, and Iran, where satellite photos of what appear to be mass graves have sparked speculation that the virus is far more deadly than first known. Without a cure or a vaccine, the best method of defense against the virus appears to…

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