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Mayor overspending on cannabis experiment

Copenhagen's Frank Jensen accused of wasting money on legalising marijuana in the face of government's disapproval


Frank Jensen has spent more than 200,000 kroner on experimenting with cannabis (Photo: Peter Stanners)

March 21, 2014
11:28

by AJ


Preparations for an experiment to grow and sell cannabis legally over a three-year trial period has so far cost the City Council 212,321 kroner, Metroxpress newspaper reports. 

Venstre and Konservative council members have accused Mayor Frank Jensen of wasting taxpayer money because the government has already said no to going through with the experiment.

"Frank Jensen might as well throw thousand kroner bills out onto the city hall square," Flemming Steen Munch (V) told Metroxpress.

Copenhagen should lead the way
The mayor responded by saying that the government also ruled against injection rooms before the two facilities opened in Vesterbro.

"Copenhagen should lead the way with specific solutions to difficult problems, so that it's money well spent," Jensen said.

"We now have a specific model that fits Copenhagen." 



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