Coffee Shops In Amsterdam Remain Open To Tourists

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Jay, 29 years old from London, smokes cannabis in a coffee shop on... News PhotoAmsterdam,Cannabis - Narcotic,Horizontal,Human Interest,Netherlands,Smoke - Physical Structure,StorePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesAMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 01: Jay, 29 years old from London, smokes cannabis in a coffee shop on November 1, 2012 in the center of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Coffee shops in the Dutch captial will remain open to tourists after its mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, decided that tourists will not be banned from the 220 coffee shops in Amsterdam where marijuana and hashish are openly sold and consumed. The decision came after the new government of the Netherlands stated that it would be up to local authorities to decide whether or not to impose a ban on cannabis. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)