Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown

Health Minister Sophie Løhde said the government has no plans to follow the wishes of a majority of Danes
The Local (Denmark)
Monday, June 27, 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 newspaper published a Gallup poll showing that 45 percent think it should be legal to use cannabis, while 41 percent think it should continue to be forbidden. A full 88 percent supported legalizing cannabis for medical use and of those who support legalization, 72 percent said the state should control the sales. The government not only continues its strict prohibition approach but is also suggesting new measures to further the crackdown. (See also: Most Danes want to legalise weed)