As Colorado and Washington state lawmakers ruminate about what rules to set up for the legal sale of marijuana, this question rears its head: What are they going to do about tourists?
As Amsterdam’s officials can tell you, legal marijuana can be a boon to tourism. In fact, the Amsterdam City Council likes that boon so much that it has told the government of the Netherlands that it will not enforce a nationwide ban on selling pot to people who aren’t registered residents. That same City Council is asking its federal government to let it start growing marijuana, too, but Dutch media give that situation little chance of approval.
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