Denmark refuses to legalise marijuana

The Danish justice ministry has turned down a proposal by Copenhagen’s city council to experiment with the legalisation of marijuana.

The city council believes that this is the best way to deal with the booming illegal trade in the drug and the increase in violent and petty crime in Copenhagen. But the ministry believes that legalisation would only increase the supply and eventually the demand.

The Copenhagen city council has voted in favour of several proposals for the legalisation of marijuana since 2010 but parliamentary approval is needed before city proposals can become law.