The Netherlands, long famous for its liberal soft drugs policies, moved closer to introducing "weed passes" to curb sales of cannabis to foreign tourists, following a court ruling Wednesday.
Learning to grow their own weed or finding a dealer: French and Belgian potheads are seeking alternatives to the famous Dutch coffee shop as The Hague plans to cut off drug tourists.
A plan to transform cannabis-vending coffee shops near the Belgian border into private clubs from January 1 has been postponed indefinitely for further study, a Dutch official said Monday.
Foreigners heading to Amsterdam's famous marijuana cafés will soon will be banned from buying cannabis in a bid to end drug tourism to the Netherlands.
President Calderon is set to sign the law, but some fear that letting off users caught with limited amounts of drugs will increase drug use and encourage 'drug tourists' from the U.S.
As if the global economic downturn wasn’t enough, some countries are finding their tourism industries battered by negative portrayals that paint them as being contaminated, unsavory or just plain dangerous.