Pot shops to be off-limits to visitors in Amsterdam

June 7, 2011 10:07:38 AM PDT
The Netherlands is now considering a crackdown on so called drug tourism.

The European nation's famous marijuana shops will soon be off limits to foreign visitors. Hundreds of those shops in Amsterdam alone will become private clubs, open only to adult Dutch citizens with the proper identification.

Opponents call the nationwide ban "tourism suicide" for a country known for its liberal policy on pot that's attracted college students and young travelers for decades.