‘Public opinion is ready’ – These French senators want to legalise marijuana

A group of 31 French senators of the Socialist, Green and Republican parties have come together to write a statement calling for the legalisation of marijuana in France
The Local (France)
Thursday, August 11, 2022

france bientot legaliserFrance is known for having some of the strictest laws regarding marijuana consumption in Europe – while simultaneously maintaining one of the highest rates of cannabis usage in the EU. A group of French senators – coming from the Socialist, Green and centre-right Les Républicains parties – are trying to change those laws, and have come together to call for marijuana to be legalised in France. The group of 31 co-signed a statement published in French newspaper, Le Monde, on August 10th. In the statement, the senators promised to launch a ‘consultation process’ to submit a bill to legalise marijuana “in the coming months.” Nearly one in two French people (45 percent) said they were in favour of legalisation, according to a survey by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT).