For­eign tourist cannabis ban starts

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

A BAN on for­eign tourists buy­ing mar­i­juana came into ef­fect in parts of the Nether­lands yes­ter­day, with a protest planned in the south­ern city of Maas­tricht. Cannabis is tech­ni­cally il­le­gal in the Nether­lands, but it is sold openly in small amounts in des­ig­nated cafes un­der the coun­try’s famed tol­er­ance pol­icy. The gov­ern­ment has said that, as of yes­ter­day, only hold­ers of a “weed pass” will be al­lowed to pur­chase the drug, and non-res­i­dents are not el­i­gi­ble. The pol­icy does not take ef­fect in Am­s­ter­dam un­til next year.

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