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Wed Jan 1, 2014, 08:07 PM

3. Holland has had it for years.

Law to stop pot-smoking tourists buying cannabis scrapped by Dutch government

Tourists heading to Holland to use cannabis in the country's notorious 'coffee shops' will be relieved after a law banning it was ditched.

The government had planned to issue 'weed passes' meaning that from January 1 2013 only Dutch residents could buy cannabis.

This was labelled 'tourism suicide' by critics because an estimated one million holidaymakers a year, including Britons, go to Amsterdam to legally buy and smoke drugs.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226385/Dutch-scrap-law-banning-cannabis-Holland.html#ixzz2pCO6FE2B

And Uruguay has already passed the law but it yet to come into effect.

11 December 2013 Uruguay becomes first nation to legalise marijuana trade.

Uruguay has become the first country in the world to make it legal to grow, sell and consume marijuana.

After nearly 12 hours of debate, senators gave the government-sponsored bill their historic final approval.

The law allowing registered Uruguayans over 18 to buy up to 40g (1,4oz) of the drug a month is not expected to come into force before April.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25328656

As such the headline is crook.

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