When Will France Legalize Cannabis for Adult Use?

When it comes to cannabis legalization, France is one of the last countries in Europe to hold out. Despite its progressive attitude toward other issues, the French government has been slow to move on cannabis reform, and the country remains one of the most restrictive in Europe when it comes to the drug. But that could be changing soon.

The legalization of cannabis for adult use in France has been a topic of much debate in recent years. The country has long been known for its strict drug laws, but there is a growing movement to change that. In 2019, the French government announced that it would be launching a commission to explore the potential of legalizing cannabis for adult use. The commission is expected to issue its findings in 2021, and could open the door for France to finally legalize cannabis.

The commission is looking at the potential economic, social, and public health benefits of legalizing cannabis, as well as the potential risks. It is also considering how best to regulate the drug, and how to ensure that it is kept out of the hands of minors. The commission will also look at how legalization could be implemented in a way that respects France’s international obligations, such as those set out in the United Nations Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

The commission is expected to report its findings in 2021, and the French government will then decide whether or not to move forward with legalization. If the commission’s findings are favorable, it is likely that France will move ahead with cannabis legalization.

If France does legalize cannabis, it will join a growing number of countries that have already done so. Canada and Uruguay have already legalized cannabis for adult use, and a number of other countries, such as Portugal and the Netherlands, have decriminalized it. In the United States, a number of states have also legalized cannabis for adult use, and several more are expected to do so in the near future.

It is clear that the tide is turning in favor of cannabis legalization, and France is likely to follow suit. While there is no definite timeline for when France will legalize cannabis for adult use, it is likely that it will happen in the near future.