Dance like an egyptian

Did you know that the Sarasani, oldest coffee shop (which has helped to control drug-related harm) in the Netherlands, is in Utrecht?

That Eagle Bill Amato, the guy who promoted the harm-reducing vapouriser, died just last year? (I’m pretty sure I met the guy, though you never know)..

PS: Napoleon’s troops brought cannabis use back to Europe after invading Eygpt way back in the day. It was reportedly an Egyptian delegate at some international drug conference around 1906 or some such date who┬álobbied for cannabis to be criminalised, along with the rest.

Egyptian questioned by Paris policePhoto by Stuart Glendinning Hall