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Parisians queue for cannabis after softening of drug laws

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1 hour ago, blackpoolbouncer said:

That is an interesting point. If you are stopped with two bags of weed. One legal, one not. What do the police do when they come across this? 

Cannot prosecute till it it's tested and you can't also be prosecuting people with a legally held product.

 

Strange one

 

Good point! my mate reckons people use actual buds and smell gets hard to tell apart.
Cannabis prosecution for possession there is just a ticket now.

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3 hours ago, Alanso said:

Seeing as people are smoking this stuff and it has a gorgeous grass/hash aroma, the cops aren't going be able to distinguish between it and actual cannabis.

 

This is roughly what happened in US states where it was legal as a medicine. It just becomes normalised and eventually, inevitably, becomes decriminalised (officially or otherwise.)

 

It's a Trojan horse. (Or as the French would probably say, le horse Trojan)

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3 hours ago, Tony K said:

It's a Trojan horse. (Or as the French would probably say, le horse Trojan)

 

 

Mange tout Rodders!

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12 hours ago, Saddam said:

 

lol 0.2% THC is agricultural hemp, what's the fucking point? :russian:  

 

 

lol  fuck, imagine if your an indoor grower using a 1.2 tent, you'd need to do four or five grows over a year & attempt to smoke the lot in one night hoping for a stone  lol

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I dunno though, if I won the lottery maybe a good few acres of land, a license to grow hemp and a lab... Bit of distillation, bit of alchemy, could make some oil for percy use even if the plants are only 0.2% THC lol You'd just need a LOT of land.

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Starts story.

 

TL;DR

 

Changes behaviour by: fuck all.

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You've been able to buy this 0.2 (hemp) stuff in the uk for a while now advertised as cbd stuff..

 

and unless the poolice want to send it off for sampling they won't be able to tell the difference..

 

IMHO weed has been unofficially dicrimed in the uk since the (unlawful) on the spot fines 3 warnings thing kicked off 

 

you can legally own Swiss canna of 0.2 thc with the full terp profile, so how can the poolice tell the difference on the spot :stoned:

 

 

 

 

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May I recommend for all these mugs paying all this money for not THC weed may wish to cross the boundary to the 20eme Arrondisement to Pere Lachaise cemetary where it was always possible to buy a draw! (Just head for Jim Morrisons grave)

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France to close its cannabis coffee shops

Adam Sage, Paris

June 19 2018, 12:00am, The Times

 
French coffee shops that sell cannabis-based products are to be closed by the government even though their wares are scarcely more intoxicating than camomile tea.Officials admitted they had been caught out by the sudden appearance of dozens of shops offering weed made from cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical found in cannabis that does not give users a high.Agnès Buzyn, the health minister, said that the shops were exploiting a loophole in France’s stringent anti-drug legislation, which she pledged to close. Denouncing the establishments as a threat to public health on the grounds that they encouraged people to take drugs and to smoke, she said that the government would find a way of putting them all out of business within weeks.

thats all i could get, subscription the times  

 

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Two new "coffee shops" in Paris that sold products derived from cannabis have been closed after being raided by police.

Police raided the two "coffee shops" on Wednesday morning and took three people in for questioning. The cafes were immediately closed and it's not clear if they will reopen.

 

The new cannabis-selling shops in Paris, which opened in the 2nd and 11th arrondissements of the city, took advantage of a grey area in the law which has not classified the legal status of CBD (cannabidiol) products made from hemp, including toothpaste, creams, cakes and teas as well as cannabis.

 

The products in these shops are supposed to contain only 0.2 percent of THC which means that they have no effect on a person's mind unlike normal cannabis available illegally.  

 

But earlier this month French prosecutors signaled they were not happy with the new businesses when they opened an official probe to "verify whether the legal conditions of sale of certain forms of cannabis are being respected".

 

Even Health Minister Agnés Buzyn signalled she wasn't exactly high on the idea, saying the cafes had taken advantage of a grey area in the law.

 

She told France Info on Tuesday that she wanted a ban on "selling products" based on cannabis.

 

"We will ask them to stop selling drugs," she said.

 

One of the businesses named Cofyshop, located in the trendy 11th arrondissement, was selling cannabis for between €11.50 and €13 per gram, as well as teas and massage oils has been so popular that there were queues down the street and owner Joaquim Lousquy, 29, had to hire two security guards to deal with the sheer number of customers. 

 

In fact, the store, which opened on June 5th, was also forced to close on several occasions after running out of stock, according to reports. 

 

Lousquy believed the "coffee shop" and the products they sold were entirely within the law.

 

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softly, softly, catch a monkey

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2. Capture a target without startling it to run away.

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France charges three cannabis 'coffee shop' managers after raids

 
The shops were selling buds that contain CBD (Cannabidiol) but no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
 
Paris prosecutors said Friday that three people have been charged over illicit drugs following raids on two shops at the centre of an "ultralight" marijuana craze.
 
The three were among four people detained this week after the so-called "coffee shops" -- which have had long queues out their doors in recent weeks -- were searched by France's anti-drug squad. They are being charged with importing and offering illicit drugs as well as "encouraging the use of narcotics". The fourth person was released.
 
The shops claim to be legally offering marijuana buds, oils and other products obtained from plants with less than the French limit of 0.2 percent of THC, the psychotropic compound that produces a high. Instead, the products contain cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound used for medical marijuana treatments which is authorised in France.
 
But prosecutors said that at one shop, analysis of two varieties of herb on sale found THC levels of 0.26 and 0.55 percent. At the other store in Paris, called Cofyshop near the Place de la Republique, THC levels were under the limit, but prosecutors said the sale of cannabis in the form of pollen, powders or oil is prohibited even if they contain zero THC.
 
The government has announced plans to soften penalties for cannabis use, scrapping potential prison sentences for on-the-spot fines, but it remains opposed to legalising the drug.
 
A recent survey found 51 percent in favour of limited legalisation, reflecting a growing trend toward more relaxed rules in Europe and the United States.

 

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The government has announced plans to soften penalties for cannabis use, scrapping potential prison sentences for on-the-spot fines, but it remains opposed to legalising the drug.
 
A recent survey found 51 percent in favour of limited legalisation, reflecting a growing trend toward more relaxed rules in Europe and the United States.

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