Recently in France, 31 senators published a jointly signed letter in the French newspaper “Le Monde”, calling for the launch of a consultation process to introduce new laws to legalize cannabis in France.
Recently in France, 31 senators from the Socialist, Ecological and Republican group published a jointly signed letter on a forum in the French newspaper, Le Monde, Calls for the launch of a consultation process to introduce new laws to legalize cannabis in France (1). The letter examines several options for legalizing cannabis, eventually rejecting the notion of decriminalization because it “buys social peace with some irony.”
“Nearly 18 million of our citizens use cannabis for recreational purposes, according to a recent report by the National Assembly. Although it is banned, 1.5 million regularly consume it,” the letter states, using it to explain why legalizing cannabis is a social issue. Public authorities must respond to it (1). The letter compares this legislation to current public policies for tobacco and alcohol, adding that it will provide a means to better protect citizens, especially young people, from uncontrolled consumption.