Life after cannabis prohibition: The city announces its ambitions

The Copenhagen Model will see the production, sale and consumption of cannabis legalised, but many questions remain
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Friday, March 15, 2013

jensen-conferenceThe tide is turning against the criminalisation of cannabis. Copenhagen wants to join the movement with a three-year trial to decriminalise the drug. But while city officials envisage Copenhagen undertaking one of the world’s most ambitious decriminalisation projects – both production and sale would be legalised – questions remain about what shape the so-called 'Copenhagen Model' would take. Around 150 attendees gathered in the City Hall to hear the City Council’s plan. One of the primary goals of the trial is to take the cannabis trade out of the hands of criminals. (See also: Stop criminalising pot smokers, demonstrators say)