Coronavirus: people hurry to the coffeeshops to get weed as they are closed due to government measures

Throughout the world in the last couple of days, we’ve seen many absurd things when it comes to panic buying. Be it people fighting over toilet paper or just general hoarders who take more than they need, we’ve seen some crazy consumer habits lately.

On the 15th of March, the government announced new measures to contain the coronavirus, which included the closure of restaurants, bars, clubs, gyms and coffeeshops. It comes as no surprise that people then queued up in long lines to get some of that dank weed.

Long lines at the coffeeshop

At 5:30 PM on Sunday, when the Government announced the new measures, anyone walking around town would have seen a sight to remember. People took to the streets to get some weed. And in all honesty, considering that everything is closed and that it is not recommended to go out on the streets, we can’t blame anyone for wanting to chill out in the evening and get high with some friends and watch some tv shows.

The coffeeshops, alongside the rest of the closed venues, will only open again on the 6th of April, so we hope that whoever went to the coffeeshops stacked up real good on their stash, lest they need to go weed scavenging.

NL Times reports that at coffeeshop Best Friends in Amsterdam-Oost, dozens of people lined up after the governmental announcement and that while the staff tried their best to serve people, not everyone managed to buy their supplies.

The situation with the coffeeshops has happened in many different cities around the country, from the Hague to Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Breda and Nijmegen.

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Vlad Moca-Grama
Vlad was born and raised in Brasov, Romania and came to the Hague to study. When he isn't spending time missing mountains or complaining about the lack of urban exploration locations in the Netherlands, you can find him writing at Dutch Review.


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