The Dutch government on Friday said it would start banning tourists from buying cannabis from “coffee shops” and impose restrictions on Dutch customers by the end of the year. In order to tackle the nuisance and criminality associated with coffee shops and drug trafficking, the open-door policy of coffee shops will end,” the Dutch health and justice ministers wrote in a letter to the country’s parliament on Friday. Under the new rules, only Dutch residents will be able to sign up as members of cannabis shops.
The policy will roll out in the southern provinces of Limburg, Noord Brabant and Zeeland by the end of the year and the rest of the country next year, the spokesman said. Amsterdam, home to about 220 coffee shops, is already in the process of closing some in its red light district.
This is the end of an era, when the Dutch opposed the world, and allowed people from all over the world to purchase Marijuana – a free haven!