The First-Ever Ecstasy “Shop” to Open in The Netherlands


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to purchase ecstasy, legally, from a shop? Just outside Amsterdam, a new place called De XTC Winkel (The XTC Shop in English) is set to debut tomorrow, July 15.

If it sounds too good to be true—well, it is. De XTC Winkel is actually an interactive exhibition of Poppi, a new museum “dedicated to retelling the story about drugs.” No actual drugs will be sold on the premises. What it does offer, however, is a creative interpretation of what it would be like if it actually were legal to buy MDMA from a store. Apparently, they do supply “dummy” pills during the exhibition.

Despite the liberal reputation of The Netherlands when it comes to drugs, ecstasy, among other “harder” drugs, is still illegal there. Poppi’s exhibit aims to help shift the perception of drugs and perhaps influence a change in policy. Here’s an excerpt from their website:

Policymakers decide to regulate the sale of ecstasy, meaning you can just buy ecstasy in a store. Far-fetched idea or not? According to scientific research, the regulated production and sale of ecstasy offer the safest outcomes for health, environment and security.

Tickets for The XTC Shop are just €10. You can snag them right here if you’re in the area.

H/T Mixmag

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