Marijuana: Copenhagen to import pot from Colorado?

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Copenhagen.
Earlier this month, eight former DEA administrators wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder encouraging him to crack down on new marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington, in part because they see the measures as violating international treaties regarding drugs.

Officials in at least one foreign locale -- Copenhagen, Denmark -- don't seem troubled by this contradiction. Indeed, one would like to import pot from the state we're in.

"Ahead of a City Council cannabis conference on Friday," notes today's edition of the Copenhagen Post, "Copenhagen officials say they are ready to make another push to legalize the substance," with proposals including "a three-year trial."

Why should such a notion be approved? Said officials argue that "'the legal sale of cannabis will result in decreased gang criminality, more prevention and a better life for average cannabis users.'"

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Mikkel Warming.
Adds reporter Justin Cremer, "An intriguing element of the plan calls for the possible import of cannabis from the U.S. states of Colorado and Washington, where voters in November legalized its recreational use."

Explaining this concept is Mikkel Warming, Copenhagen's deputy minister for social affairs and a leading advocate for progressive marijuana policy. Note that he's at the center of a November 2011 post on our sister blog, Toke of the Town, about Copenhagen's city council voting in favor of selling pot in state-run shops and cafes.

"Yes, we are looking at Colorado and Washington," Warming tells the Post. "The U.S. states of Colorado and Washington recently legalized marijuana for recreational use, so it makes sense to learn from their experiences and to explore the possibility of importing from them."

Warming isn't naive about the possible obstacles to making this plan a reality. In his words, "We realize, of course, that there are a lot of international conventions and regulations to deal with, but we think it is possible."

How do authorities here feel about this prospect? Such outreach hasn't started yet, Warming says -- but one of the guests expected for the Friday conference is Seattle city attorney Peter Holmes.

What could possibly go wrong with this plan? Well, Warming says Copenhagen wouldn't enter into any deals with Colorado or Washington without first getting the okay from federal authorities in America. And while Attorney General Holder has not yet made the former DEA bosses' hammer-down dreams come true, he's mighty unlikely to bless such a pact.

But just think how much it might improve our trade deficit....

More from our Marijuana archive: "Marijuana: United Nations board says Colorado pot law violates international treaties."


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Cognitive_Dissident
Cognitive_Dissident topcommenter

Yeah, I can see the US Government going for that--NOT. On the other hand, keeping it illegal for Americans and legal for export would be consistent with their philosophy, in a kooky Fed way.

quackhead
quackhead

This has got to be a joke.  Never going to happen. 

tutonehcc
tutonehcc

weed are the world 

weed are the children 

light one up and burn one down any time of day 

weed are the world 

weed are the children

Testeclese
Testeclese

The world will beat a path to our door. Tourism, and all the money it will generate, will skyrocket!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

   ... Beviser igen at hver landsby har sin idiot.


tutonehcc
tutonehcc

@quackhead Well considering it already is happening.... I'm fully aware that Colorado bud is being mailed to many countries although haven't heard of Copenhagen, Denmark specifically yet, I do know people sending it to Puerto Rico, Japan, China Mexico.... People want Colorado weed everywhere, Copenhagen too!  How do you think this guy know about Colorado bud?  He probably gets pounds a weed already!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@tutonehcc... what idiots would want OVERPRICED, OVER-REGULATED, OVERTAXED Colorado weed when they can obtain supreme quality unregulated, untaxed California or Oregon bud at $1000 LESS per pound?

And Spain, Holland and Switzerland have long been producing high quality bud, and are logistically much closer, and those in the EU have no checks for international border crossings, nor taxes imposed, unlike products imported from outside the EU.

This Dane is simply stoned and stupid.

stuka1
stuka1


@DonkeyHotay  = bitter, delusional, batshit crazy prohibitionist with no life at all.

stuka1
stuka1


@DonkeyHotay @tutonehcc LMFAO  this "stoned and stupid Dane" is Copenhagen's deputy mnister for social affairs and you are a basement dwelling angry retard with no life, no imagination and nothing you can think of better to do than troll obscure entertainment blogs all day every day. 

coreymillia
coreymillia

@DonkeyHotay @tutonehcc Im not saying cali bud sucks. Some of the finest strains in the world ive got from the emerald triangle. But Ive seen it in a few states. Every time its CHEAP, POORLY TRIMMED, NASTY OUTDOOR. By the time its out the state its not much cheaper. And not impressive at all. You obviously have never been off the west coast. You are a asshole, its not over regulated, an average of $150 per oz is over priced? Whats wrong with taxes? We had the balls to say yes we will sell you some bud, and california didnt. Thats all it comes down to. You are a bunch of greedy little babies, and its funny when you see someone from california try to justify the crappy bud they already mail all over the country.

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