France

Tue
16
Feb

Parlez-vous Cannabis Médical? The French Begin National Medical Cannabis Trial

faded French flag in front of hand holding cannabis

France has bowed to the inevitable. After several years of promises about normalizing the discussion and failing to do so, and further in direct contrast to its German, Dutch, Danish, and even Swiss and Spanish neighbours, the country has finally caved in recognizing that medical cannabis has at least theoretical efficacy.

Thu
11
Feb

CBD cannabis entrepreneurs seize their chance in France

woman holding up glass jar filled with cannabis buds

Tomany Macalou got his green light for a Paris cannabis shop last November, when a European court chided France for cracking down on cannabis products stripped of the THC molecules that get people high.

Moving fast, he joined a new crop of entrepreneurs entering a less-illicit side of France's cannabis market, offering buds but also teas, candy and oils containing only cannabidiol (CBD), the plant's other main ingredient.

"Some use it to lower their blood pressure or help with insomnia," Macalou told AFP at his shop, Cannabillion, just a few blocks from a police station in eastern Paris.

Thu
28
Jan

France To Give Out Cannabis for Free

Man holding out a little jar of "medical marijuana"

Okay, it’s an admittedly vague title, but it’s still true. France’s upcoming medical pilot program involves supplying medical cannabis to patients for free, and though the program was postponed, France just released the companies that won the bid to supply this free marijuana.

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Tue
19
Jan

Is France moving towards legalising cannabis for recreational purposes?

man smoking joint
As the French people are being asked whether they favour legalising cannabis for recreational purposes, half of the mayors in Paris region are in favour, a new survey shows.
When French newspaper Le Parisien rang up 36 elected officials across the greater Paris Île-de-France region to ask their opinion on whether or not cannabis should be legalised for recreational purposes, only 22 percent said no. 
 
Twenty-eight percent did not want to give their opinion, sometimes expressing concern they lacked information about the topic.
 
Thu
14
Jan

France to ask public opinion on recreational cannabis

hands holding cannabis buds

The French parliament will launch an online questionnaire today to better understand public opinion towards recreational cannabis use.

The questionnaire, which will have five or six questions, will be available on the Assemblée nationale website for around one month.

MP for Essonne and leader of the project, Robin Reda, told AFP that a report detailing the results would be available towards the end of March or beginning of April. 

Tue
24
Nov

EU’s Highest Court Rules On CBD

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled member states must not prohibit the marketing of lawfully produced cannabidiol (CBD).

The case in question was in relation to a situation where parties produced hemp-derived CBD in the Czech Republic that was then imported into France for use in other products. Criminal proceedings were launched against the parties on the basis of a claim that French legislation only allows for the fibre and seeds of hemp to be put to commercial use.

Mon
19
Oct

France Supports Medical Cannabis During a United Nations Meeting

For the first time in nearly a century, France vigorously defended the therapeutic potential of cannabis at the United Nations this week. The European nation is calling the historic World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to declassify medical cannabis from Schedule IV “necessary.” 

Wed
14
Oct

3,000 medical cannabis patients in France to receive free weed for two years

France has announced a medical cannabis trial that is expected to begin in Mar. 2021, will run for two years and will see 3,000 patients receive pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products for free, Le Monde reports.

Wed
23
Sep

French Committee Pushes for Cannabis Legalization

Throughout all the major cannabis news that has been making headlines in Europe, the U.S., and across the globe over the past ten or so years, France has been almost nowhere in the mix.

Wed
09
Sep

Forced Legalizations: EU & France Battle it out Over CBD Laws

France and the EU have been fighting it out in court over import laws concerning a CBD case. If the EU wins it means a forced legalization of CBD across the entire EU… But if France wins, could it be the beginning of the end for CBD?

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