Five Danish political parties support legalisation of cannabis

In a joint statement published by newspaper Politiken the five parties outlined their rationale for supporting legalisation
The Local (Denmark)
Monday, June 11, 2018

A string of parties on both sides of the political aisle have declared their support for decriminalising the sale of cannabis. Police are wasting their resources on a never-ending battle to clamp down on the sale of recreational marijuana, which is illegal in Denmark, the parties say. Recent weeks have seen extensive police crackdowns in the Pusher Street market in Copenhagen’s alternative enclave Christiania, from where traders sell marijuana and related products. But the law against selling recreational cannabis enables organised crime networks to profit hugely from illegal trade, say the five parties – Alternative, the Red Green Alliance (Enhedslisten), the Socialist People’s Party, the Social Liberal (Radikale Venstre) party and Liberal Alliance.