France: Declined in the Senate

On 2 April, the Senate closed the door on the possibility to legalize cannabis in France proposed by Senator EELV Esther Benbassa. Exit selling it alongside cigarettes and stamps in tobacco. Exit? Not for long.

They had argued, detailed and demonstrated the benefits of the legalization of cannabis in France, but the bill of Senator EELV went up in smoke April 2 before the Senate. Esther Benbassa encouraged to not give up.

"In 10 years, France will be. It is a historical text, presented for the first time in the Senate and opened the discussion. There were 20 abstentions and UMP senator who voted for this bill, then, somehow, we have demonstrated that the current enforcement system is not working. In France, we are not pragmatic. Politicians are more prejudice in the idea of ​​acting. They say "It's bad for your health, then we must repress." Good. We proposed something different, which is...

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