Proposals would allow only Dutch residents to enter city’s 166 marijuana-selling coffee-shops

Foreigners face being banned from Amsterdam’s cannabis coffee-shops as part of wide-ranging plans to discourage organised crime and cut back on drugs tourism that have drawn mixed reactions from residents and business owners.

Backed by police and prosecutors, the city’s mayor, Femke Halsema, has tabled proposals allowing only Dutch residents to enter its 166 marijuana-selling coffee-shops, with the measure likely to come into force sometime next year.

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