Adventure through the streets of Europe with Adventure Traveler-Big D! From the marijuana-friendly Coffeeshops of Amsterdam to the Beer drinking of The Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany, Big D travels throughout Europe as he discovers all the excitement of "The Old World"
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The Dutch Coffeeshop Culture is under threat with the introduction of the "Wietpas", a proposed law that would ban foreigners from cannabis selling cafe's throughout the Netherlands.
The Adventures In Europe team interviewed many of the coffeeshop owners throughout Holland last month (March 2012)to see what is really taking place. (See Video)
Amsterdam is threatened by the Wietpas beginning January 2013, however there are various court cases happening in order to fight this proposed tourist ban.
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nearly 40 years now, the Dutch Coffeeshop has been a popular destination for
millions of travelers and vacationers every year, but if the Netherlands government
has its way, foreign visitors would no longer be allowed to visit these unique
social gathering spots.
On Friday, April 27, a Dutch court ruled in favor of allowing the possibility of a weedpass system. Coffeeshop owners and lawyers have filed an immediate appeal.
The WeedPass is a proposal that would ban tourists from coffeeshops by only allowing access to Dutch residents, who would then be required to register as a cannabis user where their personal details and transactions are recorded. The pass is scheduled to take effect in the southern cities of Holland on May 1st, 2012 and in Amsterdam and throughout the rest of the country on January 1st, 2013.
The idea of a weedpass was originally put forth in an effort to solve the so called problems of cross-border transporting of cannabis. The Germans, Belgians and French find their way to the closest coffeeshops near their borders, which has created traffic jams and crowded public transport.
The weedpass was never intended for Amsterdam or to take place on a national level, its goal was to deal with the coffeeshops near the international borders of Belgium and Germany, in an effort to solve the traffic and noise complaints
Recent surveys shows that 75% of Dutch Mayors would like to have a regulated market and are against any kind of a weedpass. Instituting a weedpass would be like turning the clock back 40 years, where curious young adults looking for cannabis would come in contact with shady street dealers who would also like to sell them all sorts hard drugs. A time where heroine use was rampant
For more coffeeshop updates and videos, go to our YouTube Channel. (Report by Dismas Barbito)