Coffee Shops Selling CBD-Rich, Low-THC Cannabis Now Open in Paris, France

The first two coffee shops serving high-CBD cannabis products in Paris, France opened last week, according to a Telegraph report. The openings follow a softening of French drug laws to allow the sale of cannabis containing less than 0.2% THC, and Parisians lined up outside the businesses to make their purchases. Controversially (considering scientific support for the […]

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France Reduces Penalties for Low-Level Cannabis Possession

The French government has announced that low-level cannabis offenses will now be met with fines of 150 to 200 euros, but ruled out broad decriminalization, France24 reports. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said that while on-the-spot fines would be the new law of the land, further action against offenders would remain an option. According to the […]

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French Government Report Recommends Fines for Cannabis Charges to Free Up Police

A French government report suggests the nation’s cannabis laws should be reformed in an effort to free up police, calling for fines instead of bringing cases to court, according to a France24 outline of the report, which is due Wednesday. The report recommends introducing a fixed fine of between 150 and 200 euros, allowing police […]

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France Will End Prison Sentences for Cannabis Consumers

French officials have announced a plan to discontinue prison sentences for cannabis consumers by the year’s end, according to a Euronews report. The change was a campaign promise of France’s newly elected liberal centrist President Emmanuel Macron and is a meaningful step toward cannabis reform for the country. However, according to government spokesperson Christophe Castaner, […]

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