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Cannabis in France? The French government will soon be measuring public opinion via an online survey

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French government will soon gauge public opinion about cannabis in France via online survey

French MPs have backed an initiative urging the government to launch a public questionnaire on cannabis in France, designed to gauge the country's stance on recreational cannabis use.

It is reported that the French government plans to launch an online survey to “better understand public opinion about cannabis in France” on recreational cannabis use. The petition, which would contain five or six questions, is expected to go live on Parliament's website in the coming weeks.

Robin Reda, the MP behind the project, said the petition would only be available for a month and the results would be published in March or April. As the newspapers point out, the group behind the initiative will also finalize its findings on medical cannabis use in the country.

The move comes after France violated EU law by banning some imported CBD products.

Meanwhile, a pilot program for medicinal cannabis will start in March, which aims to provide approximately 3.000 French patients with medicated products based on the plant. The scheme was originally intended for last year, but has been delayed due to restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Although recreational cannabis use has been all over since the XNUMXs France illegal, medical use is essentially permitted for a limited selection of conditions. But as is the case worldwide, legal restrictions have done little to curb the recreational use of cannabis in the country.

Recreational use has skyrocketed since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to some reports. Cannabis in France is estimated to be used by more than five million people at least once a month. It is believed that in France, in addition to Spain, cannabis is now the highest percentages of cannabis userss in Europe.

An expert reports that a fairly efficient home delivery system has been set up. In the early 2010s, he says, people from the big cities, such as Paris, especially enjoyed these services. Now it is everywhere: customers can be found in cities as well as in small rural settlements.

Home delivery networks for cannabis in France are expanding

Home delivery networks for cannabis in France are expanding
Home delivery networks for cannabis in France are expanding (afb)

While the results of this government survey are unlikely to lead to immediate changes in drug policy, it is hoped that the findings will be used to inform future debates on cannabis reform in France.

Sources including 420Intel (EN), Canex (EN), Liberation (FR), TheConnection (EN)

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