Cannabis supporters take to the streets

While city officials continue their quest for legalisation, hundreds turn out to the city centre for '420 day' celebration
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Saturday, April 20, 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 cannabis for a three-year trial period. A majority on the City Council are pushing for legalisation by arguing that it would take the estimated one billion annual kroner generated by the illegal cannabis trade out of the hands of gangs. "It's a lot of money and the gangs are so happy to have that money that they have begun shooting people in our streets for it," Warming said.