Danish parties want to decriminalise hard drugs

Liberal Alliance, Alternativet and Enhedslisten look to Portugal for inspiration
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

cocaine useA new report in Denmark revealed that more young Danes are consuming cocaine. Now several Danish parties want to change the law on the drugs to allow people to use it for their own consumption. “Despite our ban and hard line on drugs, we see more and more young people using them. So we look to countries like Portugal, where the number of abusers and deaths have dropped in the wake of drug decriminalisation,” Sikandar Siddique, the spokesperson for judicial issues for Alternativet, told TV2 News. Last month, in Norway, the attorney general proposed a similar change to the law, stating that current policy has not had the desired impact.