Coffee shop owners in the Netherlands took to the courts to oppose a measure that would make weed purchasing a “locals only” thing. The law, passed last year but not yet enacted, would require coffee shops that sell weed to issue membership cards to Dutch residents only. Each shop would also be limited to 2,000 members. Dutch lawyer Ilonka Kamans, in defense of coffee shops selling weed, told the AP that Dutch drug laws give citizens “the fundamental right to the stimulant of their choosing.” Great point, even though weed is still technically considered a depressant. The law goes into effect on May 1 in the southern region of the country and whether Amsterdam will enforce the policy or not is still undetermined. Photo: (Ben Sutherland/flickr)