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Anita Toke/Tokin’ Art

​It goes without saying that certain “cultural perceptions” about cannabis are wrong. To correct these marijuana myths to a crowd of potheads would be a classic case of singing to (an albeit higher) choir. I’m gonna do it anyway.
As editor of Toke of the Town and marijuana/dispensary reviewer for the Seattle Weekly, I live and breathe marijuana (see what I did there?) every day, and have a great chance to fully inform myself and others.
But when speaking to members of the general public, I’m often struck (and stop that! It hurts) by the wide prevalence of beliefs about marijuana that have been scientifically disproven for years or decades.

Euro Holiday
Copenhagen’s Christiania section is already friendly to marijuana, but not to hard drugs. Cannabis could be legalized in January.

​Marijuana could soon be legalized in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, after the city council voted overwhelmingly for a plan to sell cannabis through state-run shops and cafes.

The scheme, if approved by the Danish Parliament at the beginning of 2012, could make the city the first in Europe to fully legalize, rather than just tolerate, marijuana consumption, reports Richard Orange at The Telegraph.
Pot is already openly sold on the streets of Christiania, a self-proclaimed “free town” in Copenhagen’s city center, despite the forced closure of the neighborhood’s Amsterdam-style coffee shops in 2004.

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Six years into a Danish cannabis crackdown, the only difference is dealers now use tables instead of booths

​Six years later, an expensive and brutal crackdown has only produced one real change in the hash district: Now the dealers use tables instead of booths.

It was six years ago this week that Danish police held their first full-scale raid on Pusher Street, the world famous road in Copenhagen’s hippie district, Christiania, where people openly buy hashish.

The hash raids were the result of the government’s decision to crack down hard to the area’s hash trade. But today, both police and politicians admit the trade still thrives on the street, if in a slightly more discreet way.