Dutch Cannabis Ban Aimed At Foreigners

A  court in the Netherlands has upheld a new law to ban foreign tourists from cannabis cafes, the BBC reports . The ban is due to start in three southern provinces next month, and go nationwide by the end of the year. Amsterdam, perhaps the most popular spot...

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