Netherlands Coffee Shops

April 27, 2012 - 3:16 PM
FILE - In this Friday April 20, 2012 file photo a protestor from Belgium with a marijuana leaf painted on his face smokes a marijuana joint in Amsterdam during a protest against a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana in the Netherlands. A Dutch judge has upheld the government's plan to introduce a "weed pass" on Friday, April 27, 2012, to prevent foreigners from buying marijuana in coffee shops. A lawyer for coffee shop owners says he will file an urgent appeal against Friday's ruling that clears the way for the introduction of the pass in southern provinces on May 1. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)