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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:36 PM

Netherlands judge backs cafe cannabis ban

Source: BBC

27 April 2012 Last updated at 09:50 GMT

Netherlands judge backs cafe cannabis ban

A judge in the Netherlands has upheld a new law to ban foreign tourists from entering cannabis cafes.

While soft drugs are tolerated, there is growing concern at tourists visiting just for drugs, and foreign dealers selling illegally at home.

The ban is due to start in three southern provinces next month, and go nationwide by the end of the year.

A group of cafe owners argued at The Hague district court that the ban was discriminatory against foreigners.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17865151

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:37 PM

1. They're going to kill their tourism...

Just saying.

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Response to YellowRubberDuckie (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:03 PM

2. It's now not likely the ban will be in place

 

Because of the right-wing coalition collapse in the Dutch government that put up this stupid ban..... - in other words, the ban is dead.

Haarlem is ignoring the right-wing fucknuts, and deservedly so.

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