It’s almost like there’s some kind of law of economics…

Mayor and police at odds over cannabis approach

Frank Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen, wants cannabis legalized, but he’s getting no help from Parliament, or the police who continue to arrest people for possession of small quantities.

Jensen gives one of the more astute comments I’ve ever heard from a mayor. It’s nice to see this kind of intelligence in public roles (even if the rest of the bureaucracy is thick as a brick).

“As long as parliament continues to abandon the cannabis market to the gangs, there is not much more that police can do other than push the problem around and make confiscations. But this hasn’t reduced the quantity that comes in to Denmark,” he said. “As long as there is a market, there will always be someone to satisfy that market.”

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