Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach

Frank Jensen argues for going a “new way” days after police make small-time busts at Christiania
10 September 2012
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While Copenhagen's mayor, Frank Jensen, continues to be a vocal advocate for legalising cannabis in the city, arguing that a "paradigm shift" is in order, Copenhagen Police took a strikingly different approach Thursday. As part of the newly-announced 'Task Force Pusher Street', police arrested 28 individuals at Christiania. Jensen argued that the city "needs to go a new way". In an interview with Politiken newspaper on Sunday, the mayor said that the traditional police approach hasn’t worked before and is unlikely to work now.

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Monday, September 10, 2012
The Copenhagen Post (Denmark)