France will not legalize recreational use of cannabis but may consider allowing medical use
While all the newspapers jump on the occasion to sell dreams to the public. France does not intend to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes said Thursday the Minister of Transport Elisabeth Borne.
"The position of the French state is clear. We are against the legalization of cannabis for recreational purposes. There is an ongoing discussion about medical use, "Borne said on LCI television.
Borne's comments follow the publication Thursday of a report from the French think tank of the Council of Economic Analysis recommending the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in France.
Several countries, including Germany, Italy and Denmark, already allow the prescription of cannabis for medical purposes, and last year Canada became the second country in the world to fully legalize cannabis.
In France, GreenLeaf, a French cannabis and health care company specializing in cannabis, recently declared that it had agreed to be bought by its competitor EMMAC Life Sciences Ltd, as the legal use of cannabis in medical purposes develops.
While waiting to summarize the situation, we prefer to remain vigilant on the evolution of cannabis in France, let the experts debate ...