France Asks for Citizen Input on Cannabis Legalization & Related Policies

France has launched a public consultation about cannabis legalization asking citizens about their views on cannabis and what government policies people would prefer, France24 reports. While the comment period is open until February 28, more than 175,000 people have already responded on the website since January 13. Normally such consultations get about 30,000 responses, the report says.

France has the highest rates of cannabis use in Europe.

Questions posed by the consultation include: “Do you think current policies on cannabis are effective in fighting against drug trafficking?” and “Do you think the risks associated with cannabis are the same as, more serious than or less serious than those associated with alcohol consumption?”

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