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Amsterdam tourist cannabis ban rejected

Amsterdam tourist cannabis ban rejected

The mayor of Amsterdam says he will not ban foreign tourists from using the city's famous cannabis cafes, after months of argument over new drug laws. Each year, some 1.5 million tourists visit Amsterdam to consume cannabis. It is not strictly legal to use cannabis, but its use is tolerated and possession of small amounts was decriminalised in the 1970s. A national ban on foreigners using cannabis was due to be rolled out to Amsterdam by the end of this year.