How can I enter the shops in 's-Hertogenbosch?
To enter our shops in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, you have to show your valid ID plus an extract of the Basic Registration of Persons of the municipality you live in (BRP or, in some municipalities, GBA), which proves that you live in the Netherlands. This BRP/GBA must be less then one year old! You can order the required document at your local municipality at the Town Hall or often even online. For the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch you can for example order this BRP online.
How can I enter the shops in Tilburg?
In Tilburg we have different (a little less strict) rules than in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. To enter our shops in Tilburg, you have to show your valid ID plus prove that you have a so called BSN-number (social security number) by showing us one of the following documents: 1. An extract of the Basic Registration of Persons (BRP/GBA), not older than one year. 2. A Valid Dutch Health Insurance Card (‘zorgpas’) which is handed out by your Dutch health insurance company. 3. Proof of registration for temporary residents of The Netherlands, not older than one year. 4. Notification of municipal registration, not older than one year. 5. The official request for an extract of the Basic Registration Person that is handed out by the government after your registration.
Does an OV-card (public transportation card) funtions as an valid ID as well?
No, only official government documents are accepted as proof of identity.
What are the valid official government documents which I may enter a Grass Company?
Under official government documents include: a passport, a identity card, a driving license, a residencepermit, a W-document and a privileged document. More info see www.identiteitsdocumenten.nl
Do I have to be 18 years or older if I only want to eat ?
Yes, anyone who wants to enter one of our locations must be over 18 and in possession of a valid ID.
Can my minor child enter under my supervision if I’m going in and out to buy something?
No, anyone who wants to enter our business should always be above eighteen, even if he / she isn’t buying or consuming cannabis.
How many grams can I buy at any time?
We operate under the AHOJGI-rules which means we sell a maximum quantity of 5 grams per person per day. This is a summation of all cannabis products purchased together.
May I smoke tobacco inside?
No, according due to Dutch law smoking tobacco inside is prohibited. However, you are allowed to use cannabis or tobacco substitutes.
What can I do if I do not feel good after smoking a joint?
Make sure that someone is with you where you feel comfortable around. Take some vitamice C and some sugars. Fresh air wil also help. Remember that cannabis is a sense amplifier. So don’t worry about you feeling bad, this will be gone in a short period of time.
Can I order a glass of wine with my dinner?
No our shops are completely alcohol free. So you can not drink a glass of wine or beer with your meal. But we have a huge range of non-alcoholic drinks such as mocktails, etc.
Can I take my cannabis abroad?
No, cannabis, cannabis bought in the Netherlands is meant to be consumed here.
Is a consumption required in your shops?
A consumption is required. Cannabis products, however, do not count as consumption. If you want to stay at our place you must have something to eat or drink.
I have another question, how do I get an answer?
You can ask questions by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the contact form on this website. We will do our best to provide you with an answer as quickly and completely as possible.
Why do I need to have some form of identification with me if I want to enter?
Due to the strict regulations there is a minimum age of 18 years, we have a mandatory 100% identification rule. This means that everyone always has to show their identification, even if he / she is well over the minimum age of 18 years.
What are the rules if I want in?
The Grass Company uses clear rules. Anyone who wants to use our services must comply. The rules can be found under the "About" menu -> " Rules". the House Rules also be clearly visible at the entrance of all our subsidiaries.
Is cannabis legal in the Netherlands?
No, according to the strict letter of the law, cannabis is still illegal in the Netherlands. However, from the perspective of public health, prevention and accountability, the Dutch government in the seventies decided to allow coffeeshops with a special license to sell limited amounts of cannabis to consumers. This so-called 'tolerance' is subjected to strict rules.
What is a coffeeshop?
The term coffeeshop is used in the Netherlands to identify businesses who sell cannabis. Usually combined with a catering function the are the only venues in the Netherlands, that may offer cannabis, under strict conditions.