The purpose of this paper is to give information on Copenhagen City Council's submission of a formal proposal to legalize cannabis.
Written in the form of a letter to Drugs and Alcohol Today, the author provides information on the formal proposal submitted by Copenhagen City Council and the background to this in the context of Denmark's history.
The final submitted proposal suggests state run outlets in neutral locales where buyers will receive information on cannabis with purchases. The advantages are described in extension of the direct regulation of availability through opening hours, number of outlets, age limitations, and restrictions on amounts per purchase. The disadvantage in the form of an expected increase in prevalence is dismissed; perhaps a little too easily.
The proposal presents an interesting example of how drug policy dilemmas can be perceived differently at the national and local levels.
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