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Gérald Darmanin once again calls cannabis "shit"

2020-09-14T09:04:55.575Z

The Minister of the Interior is against the legalization proposed by the mayor of Reims.The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin believes Monday, September 14 in an interview with the newspaper L'Union that the mayor (LR) of Reims Arnaud Robinet " is deeply mistaken " when he speaks for the experimentation of the legalization of cannabis, a substance he calls " shit ". In an interview with Le Parisien on September 6, he had already used this term. Read also: The city of Reims ca



The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin believes Monday, September 14 in an interview with the newspaper

L'Union

that the mayor (LR) of Reims Arnaud Robinet "

is deeply mistaken

" when he speaks for the experimentation of the legalization of cannabis, a substance he calls "

shit

".

In an interview with

Le

Parisien

on September 6, he had already used this term.

Read also: The city of Reims candidate to test the legalization of cannabis

"

The law of the Republic is the prohibition of drugs,

" insists the Minister of the Interior at

The Union

.

I have a deep disagreement with Arnaud Robinet on this point, and despite my esteem for him.

On this subject, I think he is deeply mistaken

, ”he adds.

I cannot, as Minister of the Interior, as a politician tell parents who are fighting to get their children out of drug addiction, that we are going to legalize this shit.

And I say 'this shit'

”, protests the minister.

"

How would I respond to the dozens of letters I receive a month from parents who have had children seriously injured or killed because they took drugs and then drove?"

"He wonders, estimating that"

with legalization, there is a small side 'I give up'

".

This government is not giving up,

” he concludes.

In a letter to the Prime Minister dated September 8, Arnaud Robinet had on the contrary called for a "

real debate

" on cannabis to "

study the consequences of legalizing (its) sale

", with local "

experiments

", in particular at Reims.

"

This reflection, the commitment of which requires a certain courage, could lead to the setting up of territorial experiments limited in time

", proposed Arnaud Robinet.

"

Reims could then apply,

" he added in this letter to Jean Castex.

"

France has the strictest repressive arsenal in Europe and yet it is the country with the most cannabis consumers: 11% of French people, three times more than 30 years ago

", argued to AFP the former deputy, deeming it essential to "

get out of ideology and be pragmatic

" on this subject.

Source: lefigaro

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