Why the mayor of Copenhagen wants to get into the marijuana business

He sees it as the only way for the Danish capital to get a grip on its huge cannabis trade
The Atlantic Citylab (US)
Monday, March 3, 2014

The city of Copenhagen should be growing its own weed, said its mayor. According to Social Democrat Frank Jensen, the Danish capital can only get a grip on its huge trade in Cannabis if the state itself muscles in and displaces the pushers. Aware that a municipal government peddling its own grass might sound a little crunchy, Jensen is emphasizing the proposal's seriousness. "This isn’t a hippie proposal," he told newspaper Berlingske. "It's being discussed by people in suits and ties." (Editorial: Legalize marijuana on a trial basis)