France’s 2 Year MMJ Experiment: All You Need To Know
The country of France is starting a two-year medical marijuana experiment. The experiment is viewed by MMJ advocates in the country as a positive development and an exciting step in the right direction.
French politicians have been slow to recognize the benefits of medical marijuana, although the country’s population appears to be open to the idea of legal MMJ. Medical marijuana advocates in France hope the experiment will pave the way for full MMJ legalization in the country.
Medical marijuana in France
France has the highest number of marijuana users in Europe. This is despite the fact that marijuana is illegal in France and the country has some of the strictest drug laws in Europe.
Medical marijuana has long been advocated in France, but the country’s politicians have firmly refused to legalize MMJ – even as many of their neighbors in the EU have updated their laws and joined the MMY revolution.
Are there pharmacies in France?
There are no MMJ pharmacies in France. But there is a high demand for marijuana for both medicinal and recreational uses. Surveys have consistently shown that France has the most marijuana users in Europe.
The ban on MMJ unfortunately means that people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes in France are all forced to buy their marijuana on the black market. This involves risks and higher prices.
Is CBD Flower legal in France?
CBD flowers can be sold in France if they contain 0% THC. THC is the psychoactive compound in medical marijuana. If CBD flowers contain THC at all, they are considered an illegal narcotic. Stores selling CBD products are not allowed to make claims that they have any medical or therapeutic benefits.
Why is France considering legalizing medical marijuana?
France is considering legalizing medical marijuana as legal support for legal MMJs is strong in the country. Many people are realizing the benefits of MMJ in treating chronic pain and other medical conditions. Proponents of MMJ in France point to successful legalization of medical marijuana in several European countries and in the United States.
France’s 2-year MMJ experiment
France’s two-year medical marijuana experiment began in March 2021. It was supposed to start earlier but was delayed by the COVID pandemic. The experiment runs until 2023 and aims to investigate how and whether legal MMJ would work in France.
Who will take part in the 2 year MMJ experiment in France?
Three thousand people suffering from chronic pain conditions that do not respond to other types of pain relievers will participate in the medical marijuana study in France.
What does France’s MMJ experiment include?
France’s MMJ experiment involves providing the aforementioned chronic pain sufferers with free medical marijuana in the form of a vaporizable marijuana flower, MMJ oils, and MMJ pills. Different ratios of CBD to THC are tried. All MMJ drugs are supplied by foreign companies as marijuana cultivation is illegal in France.
France’s two-year MMJ experiment is not a drug study aimed at examining the risks and benefits of MMJ. Instead, it’s an experiment designed to examine the real impact of a legal MMJ program, such as: B. how MMJ can be prescribed, how patients react and how an MMJ distribution system works.
What could France’s 2-year MMJ experiment mean for MMJ in France and worldwide?
What could the results of the French MMJ experiment mean? If the experiment goes well, the real benefits of MMJ are recognized, and the rollout of the program is a success, it is very likely that full legalization of MMJ in France will ultimately be the result.
If France launches a successful legal MMJ program, it will encourage other countries still on the fence of medical marijuana legalization.
Image by Yash Lucid on Pexels: Hopefully MMJ will be legalized in France.
Legal MMJ countries in Europe
If France legalizes medical marijuana as a result of its experiment, it will be a huge leap forward in the MMJ revolution in Europe. There are currently 21 European countries that legally produce medical marijuana:
CroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkFinlandGermanyGreeceIraellandItalyLithuaniaLuxembourgMaltaNetherlandsNorth MacedoniaNorwayPolandPortugalSan MarinoSwitzerlandUnited Kingdom
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card
If you live in the United States and want to benefit from medical marijuana treatment, the best way to get an MMJ card is through the MMJRecs online clinic.
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