Danish MP calls for decriminalisation of both cannabis and hard drugs

Larsen calls Denmark’s war on drugs “a total failure” and points at the huge amount of resources spent on drug enforcement
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Thursday, May 17, 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 ‘zero tolerance’ drug policy. Larsen, the chair of the Socialdemokratiet parliamentary group, calls the efforts “a total fiasco”. Larsen goes far beyond the idea of simply legalising cannabis, which is already a break from his party’s policy on cannabis – he calls for the decriminalisation of all drugs in Denmark. And he calls zero tolerance a “humanitarian disaster”.  “Every school child knows where they can get cannabis,” Larsen told Information. “It has served no other purpose than to send people to prison.” (See also: Danish MP’s pro-legalisation cannabis comments do not change party line)