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Even though the global cannabis culture has changed recently some things seem to stay the same. In fact, some things are always meant to stay the same.

And we think one of those things is the Netherlands. Coffee shops line the street and patrons can choose from menus of different cannabis products & edibles in a relaxed, safe environment. The Netherlands was truly the place where it all began.

GetSmokin’ has kept up with the times

For so many years we all sat back and listened to our friends who would entertain us with stories from their trips to Amsterdam and the Netherlands. We would be entertained by their lunches of pot soup and hash cookies, and we would think one day maybe we would get to experience ourselves. As time would have it, things have changed here in North America, and we’re seeing more dispensaries and coffee shops of the same sort of ilk open up over here. Some legal, some illegal, all heading for the same result. And we think this is great. But let’s not forget where it all began.

We Love Netherlands!

We found an excellent site named GetSmokin’ that allows visitors tourists and locals in the Netherlands to visit their favourite coffee shops and dispensaries and then post their reviews and menus for other visitors to have a look at. It’s become quite a beautiful little community, and although not really groundbreaking, it’s refreshing to see that the old guard is adapting to the new cannabis global culture, the new cannabis lifestyle if you will.

There are times when I look around at the industry and where it’s going, and I say to myself: there are too many corporations, too much money, and too much greed, plus too much b******* in the industry.

But after speaking with the GetSmokin’ website owners, I realise that it’s the cannabis grassroots community that keeps this entire movement alive. That’s where the inventors are. That is that’s where the pioneering spirit is. That’s where the passion in the heart comes from. It’s people such as these that truly make the Cannabis industry as glorious as it is.

Back To Where It All Began

The suits and ties will take this to another level that we have not seen yet. Legalization, branding, and corporate sponsorship, celebrity endorsement, and all the cultural manipulation aside, it is the grassroots, everyday coffee shop customers that really have the final say on what the industry will be like. A guy in a suit who runs a cannabis company, but doesn’t use marijuana, will be the worst kind of customer, and won’t relate to those who experience cannabis as a lifestyle.

Square Peg. Round hole.

I really think GetSmokin’provides the people with something beneficial, and they limit the amount of advertising, so it’s really a pleasurable site to visit. Therefore I will highly recommend for anyone that’s going to visit the Netherlands to check it out and contribute.

About GetSmokin

GetSmokin ‘modernises recreational cannabis use. This can only be done with the help of the users. With the help of reviews, ratings and additions from the visitors of GetSmokin ‘we not only want to map every coffee shop in the Netherlands but also collect the menus all in one place.

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