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Dutch government decrees that all cannabis cafes are off-limits to tourists | World news | guardian.co.uk
Non-Dutch visitors will no longer be able to legally buy soft drugs after judge upholds change to government policy

Long famous for "coffee shops" where joints and cappuccinos share the menu, the Netherlands' famed tolerance for drugs could be going up in smoke.

A judge on Friday upheld a government plan to ban non-Dutch residents from buying cannabis by introducing a "weed pass" available only to residents.

The regulation reins in one of the best known symbols of the country's reputation of tolerance.

by Fran (fran at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 29th, 2012 at 11:18:49 AM EST
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