Dutch ban foreigners from cannabis cafes in Maastricht area

Officials forbid most non-Dutch from cafes as of January 1, 2012; a nation-wide ban could be next
The Global Post
Saturday, November 26, 2011

Dutch Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten has announced an official  ban on non-residents from coffee shops not just in Maastricht, but in the nearby cities of Tilburg and Eindhoven as well, beginning January 1, 2012. Dutch residents will need carry a “weed pass” to enter. Dutch authorities say the rest of the country will follow a year later. It’s possible that a broader ban will never come to pass, because Amsterdam is too politically powerful for any elected official to take a stance against it.