France Flirting With Legalization… Almost

The election of Emmanuel Macron and a more centrist government has lead France to soften” it’s legalization. France has previously instated serious prison time and fines up to almost $5000 for simple cannabis possession and the new laws would result in a fine of closer to $200 and no jail time. 
France is the largest cannabis consumer in Europe and a 2014 study showed the possible tax gains from regulating cannabis were 2 billion euros a year.

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