Cannabis in France: An Unprecedented Campaign Debate

Four of the top five candidates at the Elysée want an evolution of the law. Until now, only the "small parties" proposed the contravention or the legalization. The actors on the ground are divided.

This is the end of a French taboo. For the first time in a presidential campaign, four of the five main candidates at the Elysée propose to change the law of December 31, 1970, theoretically punishing one year in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros the consumption of narcotics, they are: Emmanuel Macron (Power Up!) And François Fillon (Republicans) want to punish with fines for mere use of cannabis, when Jean-Luc Mélenchon (La France rebellious) and Benoît Hamon (Socialist...

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