Holland seems to be going backwards with it's attitudes towards Marijuana by banning foreigners from buying in Coffee Shops, which will only result in creating more criminals.
Unfortunately Owain, it's not Holland going backwards, It's ye olde Franco/German pact again.
In 94 I think it was, pressure from France and Germany forced the Dutch Govt. to reduce what was classed as a personal amount from 25gm to 5gm.
Holland is being squeezed again by these 2, as both France and Germany don't like the idea of their citizens being on a drug tourism jolly to the flat lands to pick up their stash.
So no matter where u are in the Eurozone, European Union (whatever else u may wish to call it) it doesn't matter what a national government decides, if it gets too much, France and Germany will poo-poo it eventually.
If Boyko had balls and de-criminalised it, it would only be a matter of time before Merkel or Sarkozy would have something to say about it!!!!