Friday, April 27, 2012

Dutch pot ban

  • By MIKE CORDER Associated Press THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - A Dutch judge on Friday upheld the governments plan to introduce a weed pass to prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops in the Netherlands.
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  • AMSTERDAM — A Dutch court on Friday upheld a new law that will prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops across the Netherlands, potentially ending decades of "pot tourism" for which this city and others became universally known.
  • (Washington Post)
  • RELATED:  Dutch delay ban on pot for tourists A ruling on the challenge to the ban is expected April 27 - but whether it will ever be enforced in Amsterdam, whose coffee shops are a major tourist draw, is open to debate.
  • (USA Today)
  • A Dutch judge has ruled that tourists can legally be banned coffee shop in Maastricht and has been one of the most outspoken opponents of the ban. He says the new law designed to cut crime will actually have the opposite effect.
  • (BBC News)
  • It would therefore be necessary to ban grapes, as well. Those who wanted to continue The Netherlands also has a reputation for being a potfriendly country.
  • (Financial Post)
  • There card-carrying members can buy "Poison Bubba," "Dutch Treat" or "LA Confidential" for but city officials in Anaheim say they do.
  • (89.3 KPCC)
  • Daily Star: Shaun Maloney threw the title race back into the melting pot last night. Also could be set for a return to Feyenoord in the summer, with the Dutch club ready to offer him a player-coach role.
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