Items tagged with denmark

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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 ...
Prevalence of daily cannabis use in the European Union and Norway [14.11.2012] This report brings together, for the first time in Europe, an integrated overview of the prevalence of intensive cannabis use, defined as daily or al ...
Experts: Zero-tolerance on ‘cannabis driving’ too severe [04.11.2012] Experts are questioning the severity of a zero-tolerance policy towards those caught driving with detectable levels of illegal drugs in their bodies, ...
Copenhagen mayor Frank Jensen on cannabis experiment [05.10.2012] While Copenhagen managed to convince the government to let them open a legal injection room to improve the living conditions of drug addicts, they ha ...
Overdose kits to be distributed to drug users [04.10.2012] From the beginning of next year, the government will launch a new initiative in the struggle against drug-related deaths. In collaboration with far-l ...
Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach [10.09.2012] While Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, continues to be a vocal advocate for legalising cannabis in the city, arguing that a "paradigm shift" is in o ...
Common sense must be returned in Danish drug policy [30.08.2012] Politicians in Denmark have closed their eyes and the cannabis market has gone completely out of control. The criminalization of cannabis has not led ...
Police to crack down on Pusher Street [20.08.2012] Starting September 1, the police will be stepping up efforts to cull Pusher Street’s estimated one billion kroner organised cannabis trade through th ...
Majority supports legal cannabis [06.08.2012] A majority of Danes believe that sales of cannabis should be controlled by the state, according to a Gallup poll for metroXpress. According to the po ...
Cannabis production and markets in Europe [26.06.2012] This study brings together available evidence to provide a comprehensive analysis of cannabis production and markets across the EU. It combines infor ...
Christiania's resurgent cannabis trade marred by violence and intimidation [06.06.2012] Almost a decade after extensive police raids in 2004 that were intended to clear out the drug dealers in Christiania, police estimate that the trade ...
Bikers harvest a billion in Christiania [04.06.2012] Despite a police operation in 2004, which levelled Pusher Street in Christiania, and despite continued patrolling operations in the years after that, ...
Government opposes Copenhagen City Council on cannabis shops [27.05.2012] The pilot project to have state-run hash and marijuana dispensaries in Copenhagen received a setback after the Justice Ministry turned down the City ...
Legal cannabis rejected by government [14.05.2012] State-run hash and marijuana dispensaries won't be popping up in Copenhagen any time soon after the Justice Ministry this weekend turned down Copenha ...
Residents prickled over site of injection room [25.04.2012] Many residents of Vesterbro have lived alongside the local homeless and drug-addict populations for decades. But for the sake of the drug users’ heal ...
Injection room finally finds a home [18.04.2012] Some obstacles remain before the injection room, which may cost as much as 18 million kroner to set up, can become a reality - including an expected ...
New heroin-assisted treatment [31.03.2012] The prescription of substitution drugs, such as methadone and buprenorphine, has become a mainstream, first-line treatment for opioid dependence, wit ...
Opinion | Is it okay if we sell joints? [16.02.2012] The City Council will soon be sending a letter to the justice minister, Morten Bødskov (Socialdemokraterne). It might be formulated a little more for ...
Legalised cannabis? [10.02.2012] A political majority at Copenhagen Town Hall is pushing for cannabis to be decriminalised. In a joint letter, four out of five local politicians have ...
Ex-resident and police say Christiania’s future threatened by violence [07.02.2012] In response to an opinion piece in Politiken newspaper, in which a former Christiania resident encourages residents of the commune to stand up to the ...
Chewing over Khat prohibition [10.01.2012] In the context of a fast changing and well documented market in legal highs, the case of khat (Catha edulis) provides an interesting anomaly. It is f ...
Copenhagen wants controlled cannabis shops [09.01.2012] The Copenhagen City Council is pushing ahead with a proposal to decriminalise cannabis, and has set up a committee to investigate the best way to reg ...
A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot [01.12.2011] Copenhagen just got a lot closer to legalizing the sale of pot. If approved by the Danish parliament, next year the city could grant licenses to indi ...
Injection rooms approved, but advocates wonder what’s next [29.11.2011] The thirty-five year fight to establish permanent injection rooms for drug addicts is now over after the government announced last week that such fac ...
Legalise it, part two [24.11.2011] Legalising pot, we wrote in this space back in July 2009, would have two obvious benefits: generating revenue and dragging a shady business out into ...
Could legalising pot clean up the rot? [24.11.2011] The City Council of Copenhagen has been pushing to legalise the sale of marijuana in the city. The council’s vote which would pave the way to establi ...
Legal marijuana gets one step closer [21.11.2011] A committee has now been established to determine the best way to legalise the sale of hashish, with special stores owned by the council presenting i ...
Copenhagen votes to legalise marijuana [18.11.2011] Marijuana could soon be legalised in Copenhagen, after the city voted overwhelmingly in favour of a scheme that would see the drug sold through a net ...

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