Tourists Banned From Dutch Cannabis Cafes. Poor Jason.

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  1. Dainty Jainty

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    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16217800

    Tourists will no longer be able to frequent pot cafes in Amsterdam. Will Jason freak out over this news even though he's too poor to return to Amsterdam to toke up?

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    Foreign tourists will be banned from entering cannabis cafes in Amsterdam after a ruling by a Dutch judge.

    The judge upheld a new law to stop foreign visitors from entering Holland's famous coffee shops - meaning they could be banned by the end of the year.

    Under the new law, Dutch residents will still be allowed into the cafes, as long as they have valid identification, or possibly hold a new "weed pass".

    The restrictions come amid concerns that tourists are visiting the country solely for drugs and that foreign dealers are selling illegally back at home.

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

    The new regulation reins in one of the country's most cherished symbols of tolerance - its laissez-faire attitude toward soft drugs.

    For many tourists visiting Amsterdam, smoking a cannabis joint in a canal-side coffee shop ranks high on their to-do lists.

    Relaxing outside The Bulldog, a coffee shop in downtown Amsterdam, Gavin Harrison and Ian Leigh of Northern Ireland said they hoped the city wouldn't change.

    "I think it's going to be a shame for Amsterdam, I think it's going to lose a lot of tourists," Mr Harrison said.

    Mr Leigh said he had been visiting Amsterdam for a decade and had noticed the erosion of tolerance over the years. "It's taking a step back," he said.

    Coffee shop owners have not given up the fight.
    A week ago they mustered a few hundred patrons for a "smoke-out" in downtown Amsterdam to protest the new restrictions.

    A lawyer for the owners, Maurice Veldman, said he would file an appeal against the ruling by The Hague District court.
    The ban will turn coffee shops into private clubs with membership open only to Dutch residents and limited to 2,000 per shop.

    The Netherlands has more than 650 coffee shops, 214 of them in Amsterdam.
     
  2. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Way to throw away tourist dollars. when the economy starts to suffer the law will be overturned.
     
  3. Howard Stork

    Howard Stork "Big Nosed and Jewish"

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    Poor me.
     
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    I know I do:leaf:
     
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    Amsterdam's tourism will dry up like Lisa G's cunt if this happens.
     
  6. Mr Sinister

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    Stupid decision but anything that makes jason unhappy is still kinda cool
     
  7. wife is a whore

    wife is a whore Stripped of POTY for butthurting staff VIP

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    I actually pulled the lever for Weedman in one of his Gubernatorial runs. I think it was Corzine's first win.
     
  8. Time Bandit

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    I don't plan on touring amsterdam any time soon so I'm not worried about it..
    whats there anyway? I would rather see Stonehenge
     
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    Jason wont give two shits. Smoking in Amsterdam is just something to do to say you've done it. The pot in this country is the finest in the world and ever since CA legalized, high quality Sinsemilla is available everywhere all year round, not just in the fall if you happened to know someone who actually knew how to grow.
     
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    Exactly. They're throwing the baby out with the bath water. So, you've got a problem with some assholes, breaking the law, right? Well, deal with THEM, not the law-abiding stoners.

    So fucking stupid.
     
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    There's nothing in the world like some WillieNelson or G13 and then a visit to the VanGoghMuseum. I've done it many times and it's a beautiful thing. The art over there is off the charts and the tulips, canals, pancakes... The right wing is taking over but I hope it's short-lived. I see the Mayor is trying to get this overturned.
     
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    the end is near when you can't go to amsterdam and get high......fucking PC new world order will be the end of us all.....
     
  14. telecaster

    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    What a brilliant idea...take away the fun out of a booming tourist desination. No doobie, no whores. No bueno...and nobody wants to go to Amsterdam. Anybody can figure out how to get weed anyway so fuck them.
     
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    This.
     
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    Who gives a shit about Amsterdam , I'm going to Columbia on my next vacation.

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    Or the law will be quietly ignored.
     
  18. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    "We are simply Dutch Bakery. Now put your clothes back on, white boy!"
     
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    Let me get this straight.... you rather see some stones than having the ability to get stoned whenever you want with no problems?

    DC? Fuck that, i rather go to another country where that shit is legal.