are also pretty open minded (or practical, your choice)
regarding this topic. And curiously they seem to get a lot less public
attention than the Dutch
there is an area known as Christiania
. It is a former military base
that was seized by Hippies
about thirty years ago.
The area is far too large for the authorities
to evict them, and after multiple attempts by the Squatters to secede
Essentially, they are left alone to run their community
according to their own rules. Danish law
s, with few exceptions, do not apply in Christiania.
In Christiana, drugs
are not relegated to the back rooms of dark coffee shops
- they are sold, bazzar like, in the streets.
Pretty wild sight! Pot
all proudly displayed by the vendors, with prices and all sorts of advertising, specials, etc.
Real positive energy
work abounds, children
freely roam the streets. People seem real happy