Apparently, America’s November 2012 election was just the opening salvo in the global war against marijuana intolerance. Witness Copenhagen’s plan to legalize pot for recreational consumption in “Denmark’s capital city”. Further boosting the US push to monetize and tax recreational marijuana cultivation, Denmark hopes to get its chronic smoke supply from Colorado and Washington state, according to an article in The Copenhagen Post.
– Ed Andrieski- That is nothing short of a pipe dream, said Mason Tvert, a marijuana activist whose efforts helped the passage of Amendment 64 in November.
When contacted for a comment about this story, Tvert initially thought it was a joke, possibly a fake news story from the satirical Onion newspaper.
“This obviously would be illegal under state and federal law,” Tvert said. “Right now, our federal government is right to be focusing on how we can be reconciling state and federal laws.”
The article in the weekly English-language newspaper, written by reporter Justin Cremer, a former Colorado resident, says the Copenhagen City Council is proposing to legalize pot in a three-year trial, arguing it could result in decreased gang activity and more prevention “and a better life for average cannabis users.”
The Denver City Council is also involved in discussions on whether it should regulate and license the commercial sale of marijuana.
Copenhagen’s plan also suggests that possibly the pot could be imported from Colorado or Washington state.
“We are looking abroad for where we could import cannabis,” said Mikkel Warming, deputy mayor for social affairs. “Yes, we are looking at Colorado and Washington, but we are also looking at places like Great Britain, where there is state-controlled production of marijuana for medical purposes.”
Warming said he understood that marijuana is still considered illegal under U.S. federal law and that no formal discussions have been made about importation. He said a solution could be found if both countries approved.
“It’s possible if there is the political will for it in the United States,” he said.
Tvert said that is unlikely at this time.
“Perhaps, in the future marijuana will be a product that will be traded internationally much like beer is imported from all over the world,” he said. “But at this point in time, there needs to be a focus on establishing these state regulated systems in Colorado and Washington.”