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11th August 2022
France: A group of 31 senators from the Socialist, Green and Republican parties have issued a joint statement through the newspaper Le Monde calling for recreational cannabis to be legalised. They say “the situation is untenable”, that “the French are ready to debate the consumption of recreational cannabis”, and that they will try to table a bill in the coming months.
18th July 2022
France: Senator Sabine Van Heghe of the Socialist, Ecologist and Republican group has submitted a parliamentary question to new health minister Brigitte Bourguignon asking whether she is considering introducing retail restrictions for CBD shops such as minimum distances from schools and other educational establishments.
7th July 2022
France: At the request of senator Catherine Conconne, the Senate has published an updated comparative legislation report on the decriminalisation and legalisation of recreational cannabis. It compares data on consumption, possession, sale and cultivation under 11 different regulatory regimes (California, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Uruguay). The report is a working tool for the Senate and though it may be used in preparing a bill, it does not represent the Senate’s position on the issue.
21st June 2022
France: Following president Emmanuel Macron’s loss of a majority in the National Assembly, with the left-wing alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon taking 131 seats and Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National 89 seats, against the 245 held by Macron’s Ensemble! coalition, it will be difficult for the re-elected president to pursue his agenda – which included no proposed change in policy on cannabis. During his unsuccessful presidential campaign, Mélenchon proposed legalising the use of recreational cannabis, and its production and sale under a state monopoly.
13th June 2022
France: The results of yesterday’s first round of voting in the National Assembly elections suggest the second round on 19th June will be a close contest between the left-wing alliance led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon and president Emmanuel Macron’s Ensemble! coalition, which risks losing its present majority. During his unsuccessful presidential campaign, Mélenchon proposed legalising the use of recreational cannabis, and its production and sale under a state monopoly.
16th March 2022
France: Deputy Moetai Brotherson has introduced into the National Assembly a bill to launch a five-year pilot programme on recreational and medical cannabis in the overseas territory of French Polynesia. The proposal would bring recreational cannabis under the state monopoly, allow home cultivation up to six plants, set up cannabis clubs and establish a maximum level of 15% THC for recreational cannabis. However, it would ban cannabis-containing food products.
18th February 2022
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