Amsterdam Mayor Femke Halsema wants to stop foreign visitors from buying marijuana in the city.

The possible ban was suggested after a report condemned the Dutch city for failing to control drug-related crime and data from a recent survey commissioned by the mayor, where 1,100 foreigners aged 18 to 35 were interviewed and revealed that 57% of tourists visiting the Dutch capital aim to visit the famous coffee shops. In addition, 34% of respondents answered that they would go to the Dutch capital less often if they could not visit coffee shops, and 11% said they would not.

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The destination has been suffering from mass tourism for years and this would be an idea to contain overcrowding and allow access to establishments only for residents.

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The mayor wants political support to reduce cannabis outlets, especially in the overcrowded Red Light district. Amsterdam is home to 1.1 million people and welcomes around 17 million visitors a year.

Despite the authorization for the sale of marijuana in establishments, the production of the drug is illegal. As a result, some coffee shops often deal “in the back” with organized crime gangs. Halsema spoke in a letter and said her aim is to do “a study this year to reduce tourist attraction to cannabis and backdoor (local) regulation… A clear separation of markets between hard drugs and soft drugs has great urgency because of the hardening of the hard drug trade.”

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