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Cannabis tourists banned from Maastricht coffee shops

A ban on most foreign visitors has come into force in the cannabis-selling coffee shops of the Dutch city of Maastricht.

City authorities say the influx of drug tourists is a threat to public order, but coffee shop owners say the ban will not work and it could harm the local economy.

Anna Holligan reports.

  • 01 Oct 2011
  • From the section Europe