Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Wed Jan 11 00:12:56 UTC 2012

I'm referring to your statement that in the Netherlands, "coffee shop" is "the formal designation for Dutch suppliers."

Looking over the e-mails, I'm now confused. What does "supplier" mean?


On Jan 10, 2012, at 3:30 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> Generally, you don't find coffee in coffee shops--for that, you have to
> go to a cafe. AFAIK "coffee shop" is strictly cannabis in various forms.
>     VS-)
> On 1/10/2012 5:43 PM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>> Googling on
>> "coffee shop" amsterdam
>> shows that the location offering cannabis is a very popular use.
>> BB

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