Pick of the Day: "Weed pass" a step closer

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A membership card to purchase marijuana in Dutch coffee shops has come a step closer to becoming reality. The European Court of Justice has ruled that a plan by the southern Dutch city of Maastrict to introduce the card to bar foreigners from buying pot does not violate EU law.

The so-called weed pass is designed to reduce the problems caused by foreigners who come across the border to buy marijuana. But there is a lot of opposition to the plan.

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