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Cannabis legislation in Europe [15.03.2017] At a time of increased debate on the laws controlling the use of cannabis in the European Union, this report answers some of the questions most often...
Four of five Danes support legalising medical cannabis [27.02.2017] More than 80 percent of Danes are in favour of legalising the medical use of cannabis, a new survey has found, increasing the chance that a pilot sch...
Why addicts take drugs in 'fix rooms' [09.01.2017] Britain could soon see its first "fix room" for drug users - a safe space where addicts can take illegal narcotics under medical supervision. But who...
Copenhagen to once again push for legal cannabis trial [15.12.2016] After three spurned attempts to get a trial programme for legal cannabis off the ground, city officials in Copenhagen will try once again. Led by May...
Denmark approves medical cannabis trial [07.11.2016] The Danish government announced that as of 2018, doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to certain patients. The government said that a...
Police say Christiania cannabis trade decimated [30.10.2016] Police Director Thorkild Fogde told Politiken newspaper that although hash and marijuana are still being openly sold in Christiania’s Pusher Street, ...
Dane faces 10 years for selling cannabis to cancer patients [04.10.2016] A Danish activist who openly provides cannabis to cancer patients and other Danes with serious medical ailments was arrested and faces up to ten year...
Paradise lost: does Copenhagen’s Christiania commune still have a future? [22.09.2016] In recent years the cannabis in Christiania trade has evolved. Once led by small-time dealers, it is now controlled by large, multinational organisat...
Cannabis trade moving into other Copenhagen neighbourhoods [06.09.2016] Since residents of the freetown Christiania took matters into their own hands and ripped down the cannabis stands on Pusher Street, it appears that d...
Christiania residents shut down Pusher Street [01.09.2016] After a meeting that stretched across several hours, residents of the largely self-governing commune of Christiania said they would try to shut down ...
Denmark takes small step towards medicinal cannabis [23.08.2016] The Region of Southern Denmark agreed to move forward on a plan that could see the region become the first in the nation to prescribe cannabis for me...
Scandinavia’s largest drug injection room opens in Copenhagen [13.08.2016] H17, a new drug consumption room (fixerum), officially opens in Copenhagen. H17 was designed and decorated to specially suit the needs of drug users,...
Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown [27.06.2016] Amidst a new debate on cannabis, spurred by a massive police action at Christiania, a majority of Danes are in favour of legalization. Berlingske new...
Christiania raid spurs new debate on legal cannabis [21.06.2016] 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...
Copenhagen police tear down Christiania cannabis market [17.06.2016] Copenhagen Police on Friday carried out a large-scale operation in Christiania, clearing the alternative enclave's open-air cannabis market. Using sa...
Violent Christiania police action caught on video [28.04.2016] Two videos posted online by the Christiania-based documentary group Cadok show large-scale police action targeting the Copenhagen district’s cannabis...
Danish gov snubs call to clear Pusher Street [22.03.2016] Denmark's governing party has refused calls to crack down on Pusher Street, the open cannabis market that has long operated in Christiania, Copenhage...
Record number of raids on Swedish drug farms [21.07.2015] Swedes are growing more and more cannabis. Never before have so many illegal drug farms been reported to the police, according to Swedish media. In 2...
Drug injection rooms a resounding success [26.05.2015] The drug injection rooms ('fixerum') that opened for customers some two and a half years ago in Denmark have been hailed as a resounding success. Out...
Cannabis policy reform in Europe [27.12.2014] While in the Americas cannabis policy reform is taking off, Europe seems to be lagging behind. That is to say, in European nations at the level of na...
Reform der Cannabispolitik in Europa [27.12.2014] Während die Reform der Cannabispolitik in Amerika Fahrt aufnimmt, scheint Europa hinterherzuhinken. Genauer gesagt, die europäischen Staaten auf nati...
Is prohibition worth the cost? [06.11.2014] In Denmark there is little movement on drug policy. We know that we are just months from the next general election, but no political party has a poli...
Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research [30.10.2014] A political agreement between all of the political parties in parliament for funding research into the medicinal effects of cannabis is seen as a sig...
Denmark to look at decriminalising drugs [27.07.2014] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) call for the decriminalisation of drugs will be taken up by Danish politicians in the autumn. In the WHO report...
'Denmark will definitely legalize weed' [06.07.2014] Copenhagen city officials have tried three times to legalize cannabis within the city. All three times, the answer from the national government has b...
Why the mayor of Copenhagen wants to get into the marijuana business [02.03.2014] The city of Copenhagen should be growing its own weed, said its mayor. According to Social Democrat Frank Jensen, the Danish capital can only get a g...
Courage, common sense and cannabis [10.01.2014] Despite 40 years of prohibition, Danes smoke cannabis. If prohibition continues another 40 years, Danes will still smoke it. So too will residents in...
Drug-related deaths down [24.11.2013] "It is encouraging that we have been able to achieve a drop in numbers in an area where Denmark’s figures are otherwise too high," says Health Minist...
Let the gangs wither and the state turn a profit [04.11.2013] As a law enforcement professional, I was waiting impatiently for the government’s recommendations for fighting gang crime. I’ve been especially impat...
Drug rooms: Admirers eye Copenhagen model [29.10.2013] As a senior police official in northern England calls for safe rooms for the injection of hard drugs, attention has focused on similar projects aroun...
Police targeting cannabis users [24.09.2013] Police in Copenhagen have cannabis users in their crosshairs as they struggle to close the illegal drug trade in Copenhagen commune Christiania. Task...
Online activists take on police in Christiania [01.08.2013] In response to the increased police presence in and around Christiania, a number of citizens are fighting back online. Fans of Christiania have long ...
Copenhageners cautiously support legal cannabis, but provinces unconvinced [05.05.2013] Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, has asked for a three-year trial of legal marijuana in Copenhagen and he has a majority of City Hall on his side. A...
Inside Denmark's 'fixing rooms', where nurses watch as addicts inject in safety [04.05.2013] Since the launch of the room, the quantity of drug paraphernalia collected from gutters, playgrounds, stairwells and doorways in the area has halved....
Cannabis supporters take to the streets [19.04.2013] After a parade through Copenhagen, the deputy mayor for social affairs, Mikkel Warming, spoke to the crowd about the city's efforts to legalise canna...
Denmark ends Iranian drug crime support [09.04.2013] The Danish development minister, Christian Friis Bach (Radikale), has decided to cease providing financial support to a United Nations anti-drug prog...
Injection room saves 30 lives [03.04.2013] Staff at Copenhagen’s first legal drug injection room have saved 30 lives since it opened last autumn, according to metroXpress newspaper.The deputy ...
Legal pot: worth a try [21.03.2013] In a country that regulates the sale of over-the-counter painkillers, you’d have thought that a reasonable way to decriminalise the sale of cannabis ...
The next marijuana legalization fight? Copenhagen vs. the rest of Denmark [19.03.2013] The city of Copenhagen wants to legalize cannabis and, if possible, get supplies of the drug from the United States. Following a Europe-wide trend, D...
Life after cannabis prohibition: The city announces its ambitions [15.03.2013] The tide is turning against the criminalisation of cannabis. Copenhagen wants to join the movement with a three-year trial to decriminalise the drug....
Seattle downplays likelihood of sending pot to Copenhagen [14.03.2013] A Seattle city official has poured cold water on Co enhagen's idea of importing cannabis from the US. One of the elements of the city's proposal to l...
Copenhagen looking to import cannabis from the US [12.03.2013] Ahead of a City Council cannabis conference on Friday, Copenhagen officials say they are ready to make another push to legalise the substance. Accord...
Mayors reject legal cannabis proposal [04.03.2013] In Copenhagen, a majority of City Council dreams of legally selling cannabis from pharmacies throughout the city to residents who are over 18 and hav...
More Danes grow their own cannabis [25.02.2013] A large number of Danes are growing their own cannabis plants at home, according to a new investigation by drug researcher Helle Dahl, a researcher a...
Christiania task force netting arrests but locals call it harassment [11.02.2013] Copenhagen Police said that the number of people being charged with possession of cannabis is up 23 percent since the creation of Task Force Pusher S...
Up in smoke: Notorious ‘coffee shop’ closes its doors [15.01.2013] Smokenhagen, modelled on a Dutch-style 'coffee shop' that permits cannabis smoking, closed down voluntarily after pressure from the housing associati...
City Council planning more injection rooms [09.01.2013] The injection room for drug users that opened in Vesterbro last October has been such a success that the City Council is considering opening three mo...
End of the road for the fix on wheels [26.11.2012] Mobile injection rooms have been operated for the past year out of two former ambulances. Run by the private organisation Foreningen Fixerum and staf...
Jensen rejects Swedish fear of free cannabis [22.11.2012] Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen rejects the Swedish concern about regulation of cannabis in Copenhagen. He emphasizes that the aim of the experiment is...
Sweden urges city not to legalise cannabis [22.11.2012] In a letter to the mayor, elected officials from 19 local councils in southern Sweden told Jensen they “were against all measures that involve a rela...

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