"You can actually drive pretty well, even after having smoked hash. There is obviously a limit to how much, but we believe a minimum threshold should be introduced now," Jan E. Jørgensen of the Liberal Party told the Danish tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet. "The problem is that we have punished a lot of people who have not been of any danger to traffic at all, simply because they might have smoked marijuana a fortnight ago, and it still could be measured in the blood," Jørgensen explained.
According to Jørgensen, the war against cannabis should be waged in other areas than the Road Traffic Act.
"Now the boil seems to have finally been pierced, which creates relief with marijuana for Danes who are gravely ill," Liselott Blixt of the Danish People's Party told Metroexpress.
"The most important thing for the Danes is that medicinal cannabis finally becomes legal — it's historic. So we politicians will no doubt be able to agree on the details," Kirsten Normann Andersen of the Socialist People's Party told Metroxpress.
Recently, a Danish couple was arrested for providing cannabis to cancer patients and those with other serious illnesses. Claus Nielsen, who has never kept his activities secret, used edible cannabis to treat his own osteoarthritis and subsequently decided to help other ailing Danes. By his own admission, he would like to have an open trial in order to appeal to the public, the Danish tabloid newspaper BT reported.
At present, marijuana remains outlawed in Denmark, with the exception of Copenhagen's hippie district, Christiania. On the central street of Christiania, which has a tell-tale name of Pusher Street, assorted drugs may be procured in broad daylight.