No dope for Dutch tourism

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J. In a bid to promote health and deter drug tourism, the Netherlands has placed a ban on its cafes selling marijuana to travellers.To be implemented by the end of the year, the new rule only permits local coffee shops to sell cannabis to Dutch citizens, however, they too will face tougher restrictions, NY Daily News reported.Critics against the coalition government have claimed restrictions could devastate tourism as well as result in a growing black market. However, the government sees it is a chance to clean up crime on the streets. “In order to tackle the nuisance and criminality associated with coffee shops and drug trafficking, the open-door policy of coffee shops will end,” a letter from the Dutch health and justice ministers to the parliament read.last_img

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