Holland is a popular location for cannabis smokers and tourists who want to try the renowned herb. Although soft drugs were previously tolerated in Holland the government have sussed that mainly tourists are just visiting the chilled out capital searching for the so called drugs.
New cannabis "for-locals-only" laws are to be imposed on 1 May in three southern Dutch provinces: North Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland on the Belgian and German borders - and in the rest of the Netherlands in 2013.
A group of 19 cafe owners argued that the ban was discrimatory against foreigners and they would be appealing the decision
Michael Veling, of the Dutch Cannabis Retailers Association, said: "We are very disappointed about the ruling - we believe around 90 per cent of our trade is with foreign visitors from mainly continental Europe.
"Around 20 per cent of these visitors are British, which is by far the biggest individual group of tourists"
Here is a interview with Michael featured on channel 4