Amsterdam- Again, coffee shop owners from the south of the country come away empty-handed from court: that is, the court thinks it should continue to be forbidden to sell weed to drugs tourists.
According to the court, the state has good reasons to limit the size of coffeeshops and to combat marijuana tourism this way.
The court in The Hague has already found this in April, but the coffeeshop owners from Limburg, Brabant, and Zeeland appealed to a higher court.
The so-called residents criterion means that soft drugs is to be sold only to people residing in the Netherlands.
Coffee Shops in the south have consequently become private clubs since January. As of 1 January 2013, this also applies to coffeeshops in the other provinces.