Items tagged with denmark and cannabis

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Inside the Walmart of weed [23.11.2019] With Canada the largest nation to completely legalize marijuana, the world’s most valuable pot company, Canopy Growth Corp., founded in 2013 and now ...
Copenhagen city council supports cannabis legalization trial [12.09.2019] City politicians in Copenhagen are in support of trialling a legalization of the sale of cannabis and will approach the government over the issue. “T ...
Cannabis regulation and local authorities in Europe [31.03.2019] Local and regional authorities across Europe are confronted with the negative consequences of a persisting illicit cannabis market. Increasingly, loc ...
Cannabis in the City [01.03.2019] Lately, there have been clear signs of a shift in governments’ approaches to recreational cannabis. Uruguay in 2013 and Canada in 2018 – as well as a ...
Danish law enforcement increasing pressure on Christiania cannabis trade [23.01.2019] Illicit trade of cannabis at the Pusher Street market in Copenhagen’s Christiania is being put under pressure by an intensive effort from law enforce ...
Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis [11.06.2018] A string of parties on both sides of the political aisle have declared their support for decriminalising the sale of cannabis. Police are wasting the ...
Danish police in new Christiania clampdown as hash market pulled down [28.05.2018] Police in Copenhagen tore down cannabis stands in the Pusher Street market area in Christiania for the third consecutive day. But sellers in the alte ...
Denmark’s Christiania closes off 'Pusher Street' cannabis market [22.05.2018] Residents in Denmark’s alternative enclave Christiania fenced off an area known as Pusher Street, from where cannabis is usually sold. All entrances ...
Danish MP calls for decriminalisation of both cannabis and hard drugs [17.05.2018] Henrik Sass Larsen minces no words in his new book ‘Exodus: The Way to the Centre-Left’ in which he offers up his opinion on the Danish government’s ...
Is Sweden's zero-tolerance approach to drugs a failing model? [17.05.2018] Sweden is accustomed to being praised for its forward-thinking approach, but there's one area where many feel it lies behind the curve. The country's ...
Danish police arrest 13 in tense Christiania raid [24.01.2018] Police seized a large amount of narcotics and items in a raid in the alternative enclave of Christiania in Copenhagen.Ten kilograms of hash and vario ...
Danish police use drone in operation against Christiania cannabis trade [30.11.2017] A special unit of the Copenhagen police force has been operating in and around the ‘free city’ of Christiania and on its notorious Pusher Street in a ...
“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling” [18.09.2017] As Justice Minister between 1996 and 2001, Frank Jensen opposed legalising cannabis. But after becoming Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in 2010, he changed ...
End the gang war by setting cannabis free [14.09.2017] Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls wh ...
Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often ...
Four of five Danes support legalising medical cannabis [27.02.2017] More than 80 percent of Danes are in favour of legalising the medical use of cannabis, a new survey has found, increasing the chance that a pilot sch ...
Copenhagen to once again push for legal cannabis trial [15.12.2016] After three spurned attempts to get a trial programme for legal cannabis off the ground, city officials in Copenhagen will try once again. Led by May ...
Denmark approves medical cannabis trial [07.11.2016] The Danish government announced that as of 2018, doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to certain patients. The government said that a ...
Pusher Street: Christiania’s problem child [07.11.2016] Christiania’s Pusher Street has been through a rough summer. During June and July police carried out a series of raids, removing booths and arresting ...
Police say Christiania cannabis trade decimated [30.10.2016] Police Director Thorkild Fogde told Politiken newspaper that although hash and marijuana are still being openly sold in Christiania’s Pusher Street, ...
Dane faces 10 years for selling cannabis to cancer patients [04.10.2016] A Danish activist who openly provides cannabis to cancer patients and other Danes with serious medical ailments was arrested and faces up to ten year ...
Paradise lost: does Copenhagen’s Christiania commune still have a future? [22.09.2016] In recent years the cannabis in Christiania trade has evolved. Once led by small-time dealers, it is now controlled by large, multinational organisat ...
Cannabis trade moving into other Copenhagen neighbourhoods [06.09.2016] Since residents of the freetown Christiania took matters into their own hands and ripped down the cannabis stands on Pusher Street, it appears that d ...
“Buy your hash somewhere else” [04.09.2016] Christiania has transformed from an alternative ‘hippie’ commune to a hub for hardened criminals. The Pusher Street was covered with military netting ...
Christiania residents shut down Pusher Street [01.09.2016] After a meeting that stretched across several hours, residents of the largely self-governing commune of Christiania said they would try to shut down ...
Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown [27.06.2016] Amidst a new debate on cannabis, spurred by a massive police action at Christiania, a majority of Danes are in favour of legalization. Berlingske new ...
Christiania raid spurs new debate on legal cannabis [21.06.2016] After a massive police raid on the open-air cannabis market Pusher Street, a number of prominent figures in law enforcement have called on Denmark to ...
Copenhagen police tear down Christiania cannabis market [17.06.2016] Copenhagen Police on Friday carried out a large-scale operation in Christiania, clearing the alternative enclave's open-air cannabis market. Using sa ...
Violent Christiania police action caught on video [28.04.2016] Two videos posted online by the Christiania-based documentary group Cadok show large-scale police action targeting the Copenhagen district’s cannabis ...
Danish gov snubs call to clear Pusher Street [22.03.2016] Denmark's governing party has refused calls to crack down on Pusher Street, the open cannabis market that has long operated in Christiania, Copenhage ...
Record number of raids on Swedish drug farms [21.07.2015] Swedes are growing more and more cannabis. Never before have so many illegal drug farms been reported to the police, according to Swedish media. In 2 ...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na ...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati ...
Is prohibition worth the cost? [06.11.2014] In Denmark there is little movement on drug policy. We know that we are just months from the next general election, but no political party has a poli ...
Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs [27.07.2014] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call for the decriminalisation of drugs will be taken up by Danish politicians in the autumn. In the WHO report ...
'Denmark will definitely legalize weed' [06.07.2014] Copenhagen city officials have tried three times to legalize cannabis within the city. All three times, the answer from the national government has b ...
Why the mayor of Copenhagen wants to get into the marijuana business [02.03.2014] The city of Copenhagen should be growing its own weed, said its mayor. According to Social Democrat Frank Jensen, the Danish capital can only get a g ...
Courage, common sense and cannabis [10.01.2014] Despite 40 years of prohibition, Danes smoke cannabis. If prohibition continues another 40 years, Danes will still smoke it. So too will residents in ...
Let the gangs wither and the state turn a profit [04.11.2013] As a law enforcement professional, I was waiting impatiently for the government’s recommendations for fighting gang crime. I’ve been especially impat ...
Online activists take on police in Christiania [01.08.2013] In response to the increased police presence in and around Christiania, a number of citizens are fighting back online. Fans of Christiania have long ...
Copenhageners cautiously support legal cannabis, but provinces unconvinced [05.05.2013] Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, has asked for a three-year trial of legal marijuana in Copenhagen and he has a majority of City Hall on his side. A ...
Cannabis supporters take to the streets [19.04.2013] After a parade through Copenhagen, the deputy mayor for social affairs, Mikkel Warming, spoke to the crowd about the city's efforts to legalise canna ...
Legal pot: worth a try [21.03.2013] In a country that regulates the sale of over-the-counter painkillers, you’d have thought that a reasonable way to decriminalise the sale of cannabis ...
The next marijuana legalization fight? Copenhagen vs. the rest of Denmark [19.03.2013] The city of Copenhagen wants to legalize cannabis and, if possible, get supplies of the drug from the United States. Following a Europe-wide trend, D ...
Life after cannabis prohibition: The city announces its ambitions [15.03.2013] The tide is turning against the criminalisation of cannabis. Copenhagen wants to join the movement with a three-year trial to decriminalise the drug. ...
Seattle downplays likelihood of sending pot to Copenhagen [14.03.2013] A Seattle city official has poured cold water on Co enhagen's idea of importing cannabis from the US. One of the elements of the city's proposal to l ...
Copenhagen looking to import cannabis from the US [12.03.2013] Ahead of a City Council cannabis conference on Friday, Copenhagen officials say they are ready to make another push to legalise the substance. Accord ...
Mayors reject legal cannabis proposal [04.03.2013] In Copenhagen, a majority of City Council dreams of legally selling cannabis from pharmacies throughout the city to residents who are over 18 and hav ...
More Danes grow their own cannabis [25.02.2013] A large number of Danes are growing their own cannabis plants at home, according to a new investigation by drug researcher Helle Dahl, a researcher a ...
Christiania task force netting arrests but locals call it harassment [11.02.2013] Copenhagen Police said that the number of people being charged with possession of cannabis is up 23 percent since the creation of Task Force Pusher S ...
Up in smoke: Notorious ‘coffee shop’ closes its doors [15.01.2013] Smokenhagen, modelled on a Dutch-style 'coffee shop' that permits cannabis smoking, closed down voluntarily after pressure from the housing associati ...
Jensen rejects Swedish fear of free cannabis [22.11.2012] Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen rejects the Swedish concern about regulation of cannabis in Copenhagen. He emphasizes that the aim of the experiment is ...
Sweden urges city not to legalise cannabis [22.11.2012] In a letter to the mayor, elected officials from 19 local councils in southern Sweden told Jensen they “were against all measures that involve a rela ...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
Experts: Zero-tolerance on ‘cannabis driving’ too severe [04.11.2012] Experts are questioning the severity of a zero-tolerance policy towards those caught driving with detectable levels of illegal drugs in their bodies, ...
Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen on cannabis experiment [05.10.2012] While Copenhagen managed to convince the government to let them open a legal injection room to improve the living conditions of drug addicts, they ha ...
Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach [10.09.2012] While Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, continues to be a vocal advocate for legalising cannabis in the city, arguing that a "paradigm shift" is in o ...
Common sense must be returned in Danish drug policy [30.08.2012] Politicians in Denmark have closed their eyes and the cannabis market has gone completely out of control. The criminalization of cannabis has not led ...
Police to crack down on Pusher Street [20.08.2012] Starting September 1, the police will be stepping up efforts to cull Pusher Street’s estimated one billion kroner organised cannabis trade through th ...
Majority supports legal cannabis [06.08.2012] A majority of Danes believe that sales of cannabis should be controlled by the state, according to a Gallup poll for metroXpress. According to the po ...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor ...
Christiania's resurgent cannabis trade marred by violence and intimidation [06.06.2012] Almost a decade after extensive police raids in 2004 that were intended to clear out the drug dealers in Christiania, police estimate that the trade ...
Bikers harvest a billion in Christiania [04.06.2012] Despite a police operation in 2004, which levelled Pusher Street in Christiania, and despite continued patrolling operations in the years after that, ...
Government opposes Copenhagen City Council on cannabis shops [27.05.2012] The pilot project to have state-run hash and marijuana dispensaries in Copenhagen received a setback after the Justice Ministry turned down the City ...
Legal cannabis rejected by government [14.05.2012] State-run hash and marijuana dispensaries won't be popping up in Copenhagen any time soon after the Justice Ministry this weekend turned down Copenha ...
Opinion | Is it okay if we sell joints? [16.02.2012] The City Council will soon be sending a letter to the justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne). It might be formulated a little more for ...
Legalised cannabis? [10.02.2012] A political majority at Copenhagen Town Hall is pushing for cannabis to be decriminalised. In a joint letter, four out of five local politicians have ...
Ex-resident and police say Christiania’s future threatened by violence [07.02.2012] In response to an opinion piece in Politiken newspaper, in which a former Christiania resident encourages residents of the commune to stand up to the ...
Copenhagen wants controlled cannabis shops [09.01.2012] The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to reg ...
A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot [01.12.2011] Copenhagen just got a lot closer to legalizing the sale of pot. If approved by the Danish parliament, next year the city could grant licenses to indi ...
Legalise it, part two [24.11.2011] Legalising pot, we wrote in this space back in July 2009, would have two obvious benefits: generating revenue and dragging a shady business out into ...
Could legalising pot clean up the rot? [24.11.2011] The City Council of Copenhagen has been pushing to legalise the sale of marijuana in the city. The council’s vote which would pave the way to establi ...
Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana [18.11.2011] Marijuana could soon be legalised in Copenhagen, after the city voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme that would see the drug sold through a net ...
Jury still out on government’s hash crackdown [18.03.2010] It was exactly six years ago this week that police conducted their first full-scale raid on Pusher Street, the famed road in the city’s Christiania a ...
MP: Approval for city ‘coffee shop’ plan unlikely [15.01.2010] The Copenhagen City Council’s plan to set up shops selling cannabis as a way to remove the market from the control of gangs is not likely to be embra ...
Council may enter drug trade [24.09.2009] A City Council majority is backing a plan to legalise the sale of cannabis, which could see two thirds of the market taken away from criminal gangs. ...
City trying to ‘hash out’ pot issue [07.07.2009] A new Social Affairs Committee report on cannabis has recommended that the City Council seriously consider decriminalisation of the substance’s as be ...
Police crackdown on Christiania in Copenhagen [14.01.2009] A recent change in Danish cannabis control policy has had significant implications for the structure of the retail-level cannabis market in Copenhage ...
Danish cannabis policy in practice [01.01.2007] Danish drug policy has been reversed from liberal to more repressive, especially in 2003, when the Danish liberal-conservative government that had be ...

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