Common sense must be returned in Danish drug policy

Decades of failure and irrational marijuana policy must be changed
Politiken (Denmark)
Friday, August 31, 2012

rolling-jointsPoliticians in Denmark have closed their eyes and the cannabis market has gone completely out of control. The criminalization of cannabis has not led to lower consumption. On the contrary. The naive ban caused only more crime and greater use, especially among young people. The cannabis market in Denmark should be legalized, says an editorial in the centre-left Danish newspaper Politiken. And it should be an obvious task for a government that sees itself as both responsible and progressive. (Note: Google translation of OpEd in Danish)