Shop closed for selling hallucinogenic candy

Police closed down a Berlin sweet shop after discovering the owner was selling chocolates and lollipops laced with magic mushrooms and cannabis.

The 23-year old owner of the shop in the trendy east Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg, an area known for its vibrant night life, was taken into custody on suspicion of drug-dealing.

"In the shop we found 120 pieces of magic mushroom chocolate and countless cannabis lollipops," said police, who confiscated "around 70 small bags containing various drugs, about 20 marijuana joints, a range of pills and some jars of drug-laced honey."

In the Netherlands cannabis and mushrooms can be bought in clearly recognizable shops ("coffeeshops" and "smartshops" respectively), and so there is no danger that children will accidentally ingest psychedelic candy. Prohibition only leads to dangerous situations, as this news item confirms once more. Regulate, don't criminalize!