Just like it has been done in several states in the US, the Danish Agriculture and Food Council wants to legalize the production of cannabis for industrial purposes.
“Cannabis use is often debated here in Denmark, but what we need to do, once and for all, is to analyse all the opportunities and risks, and to bust the myths, so we can find out if we could have a significant cannabis industry here, like in the United States,” announced Lars Hvidtfelt, the vice chairman of the Agriculture and Food Council.
“Hemp [a term used to refer to cannabis the plant,as opposed to cannabis the drug] can be used in building materials, clothing, medicine and recreationally, so the potential both for agriculture and industry is enormous. However, it requires that we as a society agree this is the way we want to go. Seeing that growing cannabis has become a billion-dollar industry in the US, I simply don’t think we can afford not to explore our options.”
“Enhedslisten supports the proposal,” reported Pernille Skipper, a member of the party who also favours legilizing the drug.
“From international experience, we know that neither very harsh penalisation nor legalisation affect consumption among citizens.”Source: kstp.com