End the gang war by setting cannabis free

While parliament is divided over whether to legalise cannabis, Copenhagen City Hall is in favour
The Murmur (Denmark)
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Until the early 2000s, Copenhagen’s cannabis trade was centred in Christiania, an autonomous enclave of the city featuring around two dozen stalls where a variety of cannabis products were sold to locals and tourists. But after a succession of police crackdowns on Christiania in the early 2000s, the cannabis trade became more decentralised, spreading throughout the city. Ever since, gangs have been fighting to control the street trade of cannabis, and this summer the conflict flared again. Lord Mayor Frank Jensen has long supported the idea of a three-year trial legalisation programme, in which the municipality would run five or six dispensaries around the city selling cannabis products at the same prices as the criminal markets.