NORML To Offer First-Ever "Sensible Amsterdam" Tour --Join NORML and CS Travel on a guided tour of Amsterdam and learn what "genuine freedom looks like"

Thursday, 26 July 2007

Washington, DC: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), in conjunction with CS Travel, welcomes the public to join us this January in the Netherlands to participate in the first-ever "Sensible Amsterdam" freedom tour.

This unique weeklong extravaganza, scheduled to take place from January 18th to January 25th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, will be an extraordinary cultural, educational, and recreational event – enabling the public to experience first-hand what life is like in a city that legally regulates the consumption and sale of cannabis in a manner similar to alcohol.

Tour packages include: a private tour of some of Amsterdam’s most renowned coffee-shops; educational seminars with various coffee-shop proprietors, local law enforcement officials, members of the Cannabis Retailers Association, NORML staff, and other guest speakers; a special evening at Boom Chicago (Amsterdam’s funniest improv comedy club); and a tour of Amsterdam’s world famous Cannabis College and garden.

Optional events include: an afternoon canal cruise; a guided tour of Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District; and visits to some of the city’s most famous museums, including the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

Affordable travel packages include: airfare from various cities in the United States to Amsterdam, 5 or 6 night hotel accommodations, and roundtrip train transportation from Schipol Airport to downtown Amsterdam.

NORML’s Executive Director Allen St. Pierre invites NORML supporters to join CS Travel and NORML on the organization’s inaugural cannabis tourism adventure and travel package.

"There is simply no way to explain to the American public – particularly those among us who suffer under the ill effects of pot prohibition – how valuable and enjoyable it is to experience the Netherlands’ pragmatic and tolerant cannabis policy," he said. "A guided tour with CST and NORML is a great way to experience the inner-workings of a legally regulated cannabis market and to see first-hand what genuine freedom looks like."

To reserve your place on NORML’s 2008 "Sensible Amsterdam" freedom tour, please visit: http://www.cstravel.org/dest/destinations.cgi. Media inquiries should be directed to Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director, at (202) 483-5500.