International Hash Fair Planned; Denmark Police Appalled

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‚ÄčThe first International Hash Fair is being planned for this summer in Denmark, but local police are reportedly appalled at the idea, claiming it will result in an “increase in the number of hash and skunk laboratories.”

Organizers are well-advanced with their plans to hold the hash fair June 24-26 in the country’s second-largest city, Aarhus, reports Politiken.dk. Guests from Denmark and abroad are being invited to study and buy products including fertilizer, grow lights (which a clueless press always seems to report as “heat lamps”), and smoking pipes.

Hashish and other cannabis products are illegal in Denmark, but paraphernalia for their production and use are not, according to local police, who were nonetheless unhappy about the show.
“Individually the items are not banned,” admitted East Jutland Chief Inspector Bent Preben Nielsen. “But the overall result can be an even greater increase in the number of hash and skunk laboratories that criminals earn money from and which we close down all the time,” he told local newspaper Arhus Stiftstidende.
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