Monday, September 10, 2018

An illegal market for marijuana that enjoys effective local support in Copenhagen

The NY Times reports on the current state of affairs in "Christiania Freetown, the hippie commune in the center of Copenhagen." It's a tourist attraction, and also the home of an active market for marijuana, which is illegal in Denmark, but supported by the Christiania residents...

In Anarchic Corner of Copenhagen, Police and Dealers Play Cat and Mouse

"Christiania’s full-time residents, who number around 900, have their own system of self-regulation, including a strict ban on violence and hard drugs like heroin. The result is an uneasy equilibrium between drug dealers; residents of the commune, who have the power to expel the drug dealers; and their common adversary, the police."

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