Good luck in San Francisco. I hear the restaurant business is a breeze there!
Post about Christiania after the jump
The drug trade is confined to a small area called "Pusher Row" and that's where the only scary looking dudes hang out. You're not allowed to take pictures anywhere in that area. All we saw besides that was a bunch of chilled out people, smoking joints and hanging with their friends, drinking beer and eating falafel. No one was wasted (well except a few older, burn-out types) and there were smiles all around. It was so not threatening or sketchy. Also, hard drugs have been officially banned since the 80s, but are probably present in the same amount that they are present in Denmark in general.