France

Fri
22
May

Marseille Drug Dealer Offers Cannabis Buyers Loyalty Cards

Regular cannabis buyers in Marseille, France were amazed to receive loyalty cards with their purchases on Thursday. The loyalty card included a price list, the dealer’s opening hours, and a polite message thanking them for their business.

 

Apparently, for purchasers of cannabis from this particular dealer, opening hours in Marseille are from 11 a.m. to midnight and the message was very professional and friendly.

“We look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood, thanks for your loyalty.”

Fri
15
May

Tupperpot: Feminism & Weed

Tupperpot is the amalgam of Tupperware and Pot (another name for overseas cannabis) itself from Tuppersex (meeting women around toys).
In San Francisco (California), a group of women embarked on organizing meetings around marijuana based on the model of the famous meetings around the famous plastic boxes of all colors and all shapes.

Finding themselves with several friends, talking quietly about weed with a clear head and displaying the latest cannabinoid market innovations, it is the principle of Tupperpot.

Tue
12
May

Paris protesters call on France to legalize recreational marijuana use

People demand the legalisation of marijuana, on May 9, 2015 in Paris, France (AFP Photo/Kenzo Tribouillard)

Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Crowds of protesters, many dressed in Jamaican colours, made their way through the streets of the French capital from the Place de la Republique to Bastille calling for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use.

“What do we want? Legalisation,” chanted the crowd, wreathed in clouds of hashish smoke and gathered behind a banner reading “Another drug policy is possible” and placards calling for “Ganga for all”.

Mon
11
May

Paris protesters call for fresh cannabis legalisation laws

Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.

Crowds of protesters, many dressed in Jamaican colours, made their way through the streets of the French capital from the Place de la Republique to Bastille calling for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use.

"What do we want? Legalisation," chanted the crowd, wreathed in clouds of hashish smoke and gathered behind a banner reading "Another drug policy is possible" and placards calling for "Ganga for all".

Some, like 16-year-old Julien, came because they wanted to "smoke in peace". 

Sun
10
May

Legalise cannabis supporters march in Paris

 

Placards and banners with the message "Ganga for all!" could be seen in the streets of Paris on Saturday as hundreds marched in support of legalising cannabis. As part of the Global Marijuana March, the crowds were calling for a change in France's drug policy.

 

The GMM is an annual rally held at different locations across the planet, now in its 15th year. Pro-cannabis rallies were held last weekend in several cities across France such as Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Bayonne and Poitiers.

Among the arguments for the legalisation of recreational marijuana use: less trafficking, better products and perhaps less crime.

Others say marajuana offers relief for the terminally ill.

Thu
07
May

Medical marijuana grow facility sets up shop in Paris

Toronto-based Kindcann moves into former chicken plant.

A motorized security gate, barbed wire fence and abundance of security cameras are obvious signs a new business in north Paris is out of the ordinary.

Inside, light in one room from 50 high-pressure sodium fixtures is so bright it hurts the naked eye.

Welcome to a medical marijuana growing facility setting up shop in a former chicken processing plant in the community.

It’s been an understated arrival for Toronto-based Kindcann.

“I like the fact that everything is flying under the radar and that things are quiet,” said CEO and co-founder Maxim Zavet.

Kindcann originally looked to partner with a First Nations community near Fort Frances, Ont., but the plan fell through.

Sat
02
May

France: Cannabis, monitoring, two demonstrations for more freedom

This Saturday afternoon, 2 May, in the city center of Lyon has been the scene of two militant demonstrations. A rally against the adoption of surveillance law has crossed the world of cannabis.

The first event, an opposition rally in the surveillance law that will be voted on in the National Assembly on Tuesday, met with Terreaux 500 people according to organizers, 150 according to police. Participants included members of the collective Lyon Without surveillance. On their website, they oppose a bill that, among others, "contains two articles that allow the interception of all data from all French citizens live on the Internet in order to turn over "suspicious" behavior ".

Fri
01
May

High prescription? DRUGS IN MEDICINE

From so-called drugs, there is usually only negative to report. The thoroughly existing medical potential of psychoactive substances is therefore often not perceived or further explored. Apart from cannabis currently but also substances such as LSD and Ketamine again get  more attention in medical research. How narrow is the line between drug and drug? Which medical potentials are currently being explored? And what are the risks?

Cannabis on prescription?

Fri
24
Apr

EU Cannabis: when prohibition does not equal lower consumption

In Europe, the legislation varied from one country to another. And the most stringent laws do not necessarily produce the best effects.

According to the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), nearly one in two French smoked cannabis. However, France has one of the toughest laws on drug use, even so-called "soft" drugs. In Europe, laws differ. On one hand the countries that decriminalize, are tolerant, do not condemn. And conversely those which are very severe. Scientific studies are struggling to establish links between the laws in force and the actual consumption of drugs. If consumption is sometimes tolerated in different forms, the sale and cultivation of cannabis are of course mostly misdemeanors.

Countries that tolerate

Wed
22
Apr

France Drug Study: Increase in cannabis use among young people

According to the recent study published by the French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (OFDT), by the age of 17 one in two have tried cannabis in 2014. More worrying, they are almost one in ten do make it a habit.

"It is not serious at 17 years", wrote Rimbaud. But how? For the first time in a decade, is cannabis use bullish among French adolescents.

If the study published Tuesday by the French Observatory of Drugs and Drug Addiction does not tell us much more about the reasons for this increase, the figures are nonetheless revealing.

47.8% of young people have already tried cannabis

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