Amsterdam making weed illegal for tourists?

Discussion in 'General' started by Colostomy Bag, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. I've heard a lot of talk from people I know about a bid to make weed illegal for tourists in Amsterdam, and turn it into a resident only thing. Can somebody confirm/deny this? I might shit blood out of my eyes if this turns out to be true.
  2. I would like to see you shit blood out of your eyes.
  3. Ha! That's impossible, most of their tourists go specifically to visit the coffee shops, it would devastate their tourism industry
  4. Yes, they made that threat again, and I think they may actually do it this time. But heres the thing. Tourism for weed is far too important to their economy. They will never get rid of it. They make these threats so potheads will rush on over there. If they do make it illegal, it wont be for long. South Park did an episode where Cartman got a million dollars and bought a failing theme park. To make kyle jealous, he took out ads saying how hes the only one that can get in. This made people mad and suddenly they wanted to go. At the end, the park got more customers than it ever had.

    Its a marketing scheme.
  5. Is it just Amsterdam or the whole country?
  6. Well that would be really dumb because thats the only reason people go to their country and spend money there
  7. Man that would suck.

    But it really doesn't make sense for them to do it.

    Mushroom knows what he's talking about ^

  8. Yep, they do it every year.
  9. "In May 2011 the Dutch confirmed plans to ban foreigners from patronizing coffee shops, and to roll out the policy in the southern provinces of Limburg, Noord Brabant and Zeeland by the end of 2011 and the rest of the country in 2012. Coffeeshops become members-only clubs, while only adults living in the Netherlands can become a member.[1]. However due to renewal of the Dutch Tolerance Policy the current situation will persist until at least June 30th 2015. Some concerns have been expressed that discrimination between EU and Dutch citizens may make the Weedpass system difficult to defend against legal challenge."

    Taken from Wikipedia

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