An increasing number of young people, generally aged 15-18, are selling weed on Pusher Street in Christiania.
Between September 1 and November 21, Copenhagen Police arrested 17 such people for selling hashish, according to Berlingske.
Fear that they cannot escape the environment
“Someone has released a handbrake,” noted Police Inspector Tommy Laursen. “In the past, Christians would have intervened and shouted at them.”
The police fear that if the young people lose their stash or money to the police or other criminals, they risk being in debt to dealers higher up the pyramid and unable to escape the environment.
The moderates: Decriminalize drug use!
In related news, the Moderates would like to see the possession of all drugs decriminalized, provided they are for personal use. Selling drugs would still be a crime.
The future government party, which is led by the two-time former Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, maintains that the penal system must be reserved for those who harm others, not themselves.
Stigmatization sends people underground
Its spokesperson, Nanna Gotfredsen, herself a lawyer, told Berlingske that while decriminalization was not a perfect solution, it should be for all drugs – not just hashish.
“Criminalization is stigmatization, and the stigmatized tend to go under society’s radar and not seek help,” she explained.
Campaign launched to warn teenagers about the dangers of drunk cycling
Already at the end of their teenage years, at least 30 percent of young people will have ridden a bicycle when they are too drunk to control it properly, according to a study that Wilke has done for the Council for Safe Traffic. The Security Council is therefore launching a campaign to solve the problem, namely by encouraging young people to look out for each other and stop each other from cycling while drunk. However, 12 percent said they saw nothing wrong with it. “They risk serious injuries, such as skull fractures or bleeding in the brain, which can cost them their lives,” warned Emilie Øberg from the trauma center at Rigshospitalet. Boys aged 16-19 are more likely than girls to cycle when very drunk: 34 to 26 percent. The campaign started today and will continue until December 18.
Former Cold War bunkers for sale near the castle in Tønder
A former Cold War bunker in Tønder Municipality in Southern Denmark has been put up for sale. About 206 square meters in size, the copper-walled bunker was actually built near the end of the Cold War as housing for the police, emergency services and the mayor in case the Soviet Union launched an attack. It still has an EMP data safe room. KLH Erhverv, which has put the property on the market, is quietly convinced that the bunker is burglar-proof – the only way in is through a 20 cm thick door. But despite its bedrooms and living spaces, a buyer won’t be able to live there. Located close to Schackenborg Castle, it would be better suited to someone who would like to store their belongings – wine might be the obvious choice.
Churches are canceling services to talk about energy bills, but at what cost?
Churches are increasingly canceling services to save money on the heating bill. For example, the dioceses of Lolland-Falster, Aarhus and Viborg have given all their priests permission to cancel services that they do not expect to be well attended. In some cases, parishioners are encouraged to travel further to larger churches, and some dioceses arrange transportation to help them attend. Poul Klenz, a heating expert who advises the Lutheran Church, told TV2 that 1,700 of the country’s churches are over 500 years old and that heating is essential to protect their mainly wooden fittings and also to protect against mould. Organs also tend to suffer when there is no heating.
Do not deprive diabetics of medicine for the sake of diets, warns the association
Demand is high for Ozempic, a slimming drug championed on social media by the likes of Kim Kardashian. The Novo Nordisk drug Ozempic was originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, but tests have shown it can be effective against obesity, and GPs prescribed 63,000 packs between April and June – up from 13,000 in the same period in 2019. The Diabetes Association is concerned that members may miss out if supplies run out, as they have done in Norway, and argues that diabetics should be prioritized. It is also warned that when people stop taking the expensive medication, the weight tends to return unless radical lifestyle changes are made. To qualify for a prescription, users must have a BMI over 30 and have a chronic illness. Currently, there is no shortage of Ozempic in Denmark, where around 900,000 people have a BMI over 30.
Denmark occupies fourth place on the Global Expansion Index
Denmark is in fourth place Global expansion index – a list of the 20 countries that do the most to support their companies’ international growth. Index compiler Remove assessed how the countries perform in terms of providing brand exposure, investment opportunities and employment opportunities as well as accounting for taxes, zoning laws and regulations. The index was topped by the United States. Singapore, Ireland, Denmark, Hungary, Luxembourg, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden and Hong Kong completed the top ten. Remote considered only the 100 countries with the largest GDP in the world.
The nation’s water use fell last year
Water consumption fell in Denmark during 2021 compared to the previous year. About 965 cubic meters were used, of which households accounted for just over a quarter with 245 million. Only 16 percent of the industry’s water comes from the waterworks. The vast majority originates from groundwater boreholes (50 percent) and surface water (34). The industries that use the most water are aquaculture (42 percent) and agriculture (37 percent), which used 300 and 269 million cubic meters respectively.
Source: The Nordic Page