The sale of cannabis to tourists in Holland is to be banned - and it could mean the end of a liberal approach to soft drugs.
So, the experiment has finally gone wrong... I never thought it would end on a high.
Even the Dutch themselves could face restrictions on the sale of marijuana by the end of the year as the government tries to promote health and fight crime.
Amsterdam has about 220 coffee shops. Some have been closed in the red light district. A few border towns have already restricted the sale of cannabis to foreigners in an attempt to stop drug tourism.
"In order to tackle the nuisance and criminality associated with coffee shops and drug trafficking, the open-door policy of coffee shops will end," said officials.
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