Despite on-going legal battles a judge has upheld the new law to stop tourists from entering the cafes and smoking weed.
Under the new law, Dutch residents will still be allowed into the coffee shops which have made Amsterdam and the Netherlands famous as long as they have valid identification or a new 'weed pass'.
The move comes in an attempt to spare locals from drug related anti-social behaviour amongst travelling tourists but so far its been met with an extremely negative response. Also, many people are worried that backpackers and travellers will still buy weed, but instead of buying it and smoking it in coffee shops, they'll just turn to the black market and to drug dealers. Even the mayor of Amsterdam is against the proposal, saying that the city doesn't suffer any problems from people smoking weed.