Amsterdam’s loss to be a gain for cannabis tourism in Toronto?
The doors of Amsterdam’s cannabis coffee shops have long been open to Canadians and other tourists. But that may change. Femke Halsema, mayor of the Netherlands’ capital, wants to restrict tourist access to its 166 cannabis-selling coffee shops, according toBloomberg News. Under Halsema’s proposal — supported by police and prosecutors — only Dutch residents would be allowed to enter the shops in an attempt to tackle problems associated with hard drugs, organized crime linked to the marijuana trade, and the city being overrun by tourists on the weekends.