Rejection of Drug Policy Reforms in 2004-2005
"In the 2004-05 parliamentary year, members of the Opposition tabled a motion for legalisation of cannabis. A large majority voted against the bill at the 1st reading of it. The bill did not reach the 2nd reading, nor did it reach a final vote. Another bill tabled during the parliamentary year of 2004-2005 was the introduction of drug injection rooms. That bill was rejected by a parliamentary majority at the 2nd reading. The government rejects any legalisation of cannabis, establishment of drug injection rooms and medical prescription of heroin, considering such action to be far too lenient and, as far as legalisation of cannabis and the establishment of drug injection rooms are concerned, also in contravention of the international drug conventions as well as with the core of the Danish drugs policy."
"2005 National Report to the EMCDDA by the Reitox National Focal Point: Denmark: New Development, Trends and in-depth information on selected issues," Prepared by Sundhedsstyrelsen (National Board of Health) (Lisbon, Portugal: EMCDDA, 2005), pp. 11-12.