|Originally posted by medinaM5 |
wut about amsterdam cafe or blunt bros?
you won't be able to buy there, just smoke there.
reading this might help (from another forum):
I just returned from a weekend in Vancouver with the significant other and I have a little report on the smoke scene.
First off let me say, I went with the gf knowing that I wasn't in for A'dam in terms of the smoke accessibility, but with internet reports of shops selling bud and a promised trip to with the gf before heading to the Dam later this month I thought now was as good a time as any other.
Second, I went with the intent of still doing some serious smoking.
Well to start off I arrived at my hotel downtown and immediately ate and started my conquest to hunt down the shops. First I walked down to the infamous Hastings street in downtoen where the Blunt Bros Shop (burned down a few months back), the BC marijuana Party headquarters/store and The New Amsterdam Cafe are at. No selling inside or out front, but plenty of smokers inside these places and copious amounts of bud on tables. No selling so off to Commercial Dr. to find the shops reported as selling.
After a three mile walk, not quite A'dam, I found Comemrcial Drive, and immediately there after found The Spirit Within shop which was rumored as selling over the counter. Nope, she only had a cookie for sale. Ate and took a toke off their vaporizer that some kid packed and left. From there i looked for Da Kine, a shop on the street that sold off a menu for six months this last summer before letting press in and being stopped. No could find, and shit did i need a joint.
Off for some Sushi, and left the gf at the hotel and went back to The New Amsterdam Cafe. Inside I sat and oogled the prizes on everyone's table and wondered how I could score. I saw a guy outside talking to some kids. Bing, I'm out the door and back in with a nice gram and a half of quality smoke for 20 dollars Canadian. Not bad, but not Amsterdam.
I smoked my joint with local kids who told me, and smoked with me heavily, the 100 candian for 20 grams stuff they smoke. Now I'm thinking, well this isn't the easiest to score on arrival, but they got the price and quality thing down.
The next day I head back over to Commercial Dr (home brew coffeshops, markets, and relaxing shops/restaurants) to shop with the gf and find out what the scoop is. While the gf was shopping I met a headshop owner who told me they were selling at Da Kine up the street for six months and now waiting for decriminalization to start this trendy street up again. Nice intel my friend, wait what's that? 2 grams of something berry. Whewww this guy give a nice sample.
The next day I went back to plead with him for 50 dollars worth of the somethin something berry that blew me away the night before. He wasn't working, but within 15 minutes, at the other end of the street i found the Jay and silent Bob of Commercial Drive. i spotted them in front of the community center with patrol cars passing and plenty of civilians passing while several bags of weed and money sitting out and they looked like a target. A loop back and I talking with Bob, he offers me a monsterous 20 sack, i tell him i only have a 50 and he gets me change from Jay. Three customers sat there rolling up as they rolled in the money. Gotta say i love there no violent approach.
Needless to say on a four day trip with gf along and no over the counter I stayed laced up, but it was at times a disappointing reminder that Amsterdam is the best. Yet it was a refreshing surprise to see a culture trying to forge ahead. In fact as Americans voted on the president, the Canadian government voted to decriminalize.