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Hamburg: Handling an Open Drug Scene

  • Hannes Alpheis
Part of the Confederation of European Economic Associations Conference Volumes book series (CEE)

Abstract

With 1.7 million citizens, Hamburg accounts for roughly a tenth of the German drug problem (Germany having 60 million inhabitants in the west and 20 million in the cast). This over-proportionate share of drug users is also accompanied by an unusually liberal (for Germany) drugs policy. Mayor Voscherau has a nationwide reputation for being the first German politician to promote a policy of decriminalisation. Hamburg is, therefore, rather unique in the German drug scene.

Keywords

Drug User Local Resident Harm Reduction Drug Policy Crime Report 
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© Nicholas Dorn, Jørgen Jepsen and Ernesto Savona 1996

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  • Hannes Alpheis

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