Christiania raid spurs new debate on legal cannabis

Copenhagen officials have thrice requested a trial programme that would legalize cannabis in the city
The Local (Denmark)
Tuesday, June 21, 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 stop fighting a losing battle and legalize cannabis. Among them is senior prosecutor Anne Birgitte Stürup from the Copenhagen Public Prosecutor Office (Statsadvokaten). “I personally believe we should legalize the sale of cannabis because this is a fight we cannot win,” she told Jyllands-Posten. The former chief inspector of the Copenhagen Police, Per Larsen, said that Copenhagen city’s cannabis trial plans should be allowed to move forward. (See also: Hash market has grown out of Christiania's hands)