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Denmark: Danish Commune Tears Down Drug Mart After Shootings

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 03 Sep 2016 - With its open-air marijuana stalls festooned in psychedelic colors and its freewheeling, self-governing structure, the Christiania neighborhood in Copenhagen has been for decades emblematic of Danish liberalism and tolerance. On Friday morning, however, a symbol of hippie hedonism came crashing down - at least temporarily.



Denmark: No Plans To Follow Colorado's Lead On Cannabis

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 08:00:00 GMT

The Copenhagen Post, 11 Jan 2014 - Government politician says the health risks of cannabis are too high, but gets her facts wrong on live TV There is mounting pressure on the government to follow in the footsteps of Uruguay and the US states of Colorado and Washington to legalise the production, sale and consumption of cannabis.



Denmark: Inside Denmark's 'Fixing Rooms', Where Nurses Watch

Mon, 06 May 2013 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 06 May 2013 - A groundbreaking 'consumption room' keeps drugs off the streets, with staff on hand to help victims. The next may open in Brighton 'We can't change people. People can change themselves, and we can be there when they want to' Ivan Christensen, drug worker



Denmark: Injection Room Finally Finds A Home

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Copenhagen Post, 19 Apr 2012 - the Location of Copenhagen's First Permanent Injection Room Has Been Found in the City's Vesterbro District After years of political wrangling, Copenhagen City Council decided yesterday that a community centre on Istedgade in Vesterbro will be the site of Copenhagen's first permanent injection room.



Denmark: Legal Marijuana Gets One Step Closer

Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:00:00 GMT

The Copenhagen Post, 22 Nov 2011 - While Copenhagen City Council Pushes Ahead With a Plan to Allow The Sale of Marijuana, It Is Uncertain Whether Parliament Would Approve the Measure The legalisation of marijuana in Copenhagen came a step closer after the City Council voted on Thursday to investigate ways to decriminalise the drug.



Denmark: Copenhagen Votes To Legalise Marijuana

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:00:00 GMT

Daily Telegraph, 18 Nov 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 network of state-run shops and cafes. The scheme, if approved by the Danish parliament at the start of next year, could make the city the first to fully legalise, rather than simply tolerate, marijuana consumption.



Denmark: Mobile Injection Room Rolls Out

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT

The Copenhagen Post, 15 Sep 2011 - Private Initiative Challenges Government Ban on Injection Rooms Two out-of-service ambulances have been put back into service as mobile injection rooms for drug addicts. The vehicles, which were donated by the privately owned emergency service company Falck, will be used to transport a team of volunteer doctors and nurses and a stock of clean needles in the Vesterbro district.



Denmark: Minister Approves Marijuana Drug

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 07:00:00 GMT

The Copenhagen Post, 03 Jun 2011 - Sclerosis Patients to Get Legal Access to Drug Containing Cannabis Extract The minister for internal affairs and health, Bertel Haarder, has ordered a law change that will legalise the prescription and sale of a prescription drug with marijuana as its active ingredient.



Denmark: Hash Treatment Moves Into Schools

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 08:00:00 GMT

The Copenhagen Post, 21 Feb 2011 - Problem Of Ineffective Treatment Programmes Solved By Moving Counseling Into Schools Cannabis abusers are finding it increasingly difficult to get help, say addiction specialists throughout the country. However, a successful pilot project has shown significant results by moving treatment programmes into the schools.