|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.