France should legalise cannabis, says MPs report

An activist smokes out of a glass pipe during the annual NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally in support of the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use, on May 1, 2021 in New York City.  MPs in France are also urging for legalisation of cannabis. PHOTO/FILE/AFP

What you need to know:

  • If cannabis were legalised, 2 billion euros (around $2.4 billion) could be raised to fund prevention policies, MPs said. 

France should legalise cannabis so as to regain control of sales and better protect minors, a group of cross-party MPs said in a report Wednesday, a finding at odds with the government's tough anti-drugs stance. 


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