Is France moving towards legalising cannabis for recreational purposes?

As the French people are being asked whether they favour legalising cannabis for recreational purposes, half of the mayors in Paris region are in favour, a new survey shows
The Local (France)
Monday, January 18, 2021

france cannabis2When French newspaper Le Parisien rang up 36 elected officials across the greater Paris Île-de-France region to ask their opinion on whether or not cannabis should be legalised for recreational purposes, only 22 percent said no. Twenty-eight percent did not want to give their opinion, sometimes expressing concern they lacked information about the topic. But the by far biggest group - 50 percent in total - said yes. "This is in line with opinion surveys," Alessandro Stella, director of research at the CNRS research centre, told Le Parisien. The informal survey comes as an online questionnaire aims to ask the wider French public for their views on the topic. (See also: French consultation on marijuana legalization passes 200,000 responses)