Tilburg city council has voted against government plans to introduce registration for cannabis users to keep tourists out of the ‘coffee shops’, reports news agency ANP.
Mayor Peter Noordanus, who argued for the introduction of the cannabis pass, has been told by his council not to accept the system unless the government makes it compulsory.
Tilburg is the fourth of Brabant’s cities to oppose the closed club system. Breda, Den Bosch and Eindhoven already voted against it. The city councils of The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht and Maastricht are also opposed.
Tilburg, like the other cities, is worried that turning coffee shops into closed clubs will lead to an increase in street dealing.