Amsterdam’s pot tourism in danger


A Dutch court is attempting to ruin the fun for everyone with a new plan to outlaw the sale of marijuana to foreigners. This law would target coffee shops that traditionally sell the drug to their patrons. This ban could damage the “pot tourism” industry of the Netherlands.

The new law came into consideration after southern cities in the Netherlands saw an increase in drug-related crime. As of May 1, the so-called cannabis cafes in south became off limits to tourists and only available to the Dutch who hold a “weed pass”.

These rules are expected to reach other parts of the Netherlands including its capital, Amsterdam, by the end of the year. Cafe owners are already rebelling through by hiring attorneys and downright ignoring the new law.

What’s the point of visiting Amsterdam if you can’t enjoy a good high? At least the brothels are still alive and thriving.


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