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Cannabis: Macron's strategy parasitized

2021-05-06T12:50:18.627Z

ANALYSIS - Out of step with the firm line of the executive, majority deputies are calling for “regulated” legalization.



The "

mother of battles"

is already undergoing its counter-offensive.

Less than a month after calling for a fight against narcotics

"at all levels"

in

Le Figaro

, Emmanuel Macron sees his strategy parasitized by deputies from his own camp.

To read also:

Emmanuel Macron in Figaro: "I am fighting for the right to a peaceful life"

In a 300-page parliamentary report published on Wednesday, elected officials from La République en Marche (LREM) support a

“regulated legalization”

of so-called “recreational” cannabis, in order to

“regain control”

against traffickers and better

“protect our youth "

.

A statement of failure

At the forefront of this old debate, LREM MP Caroline Janvier, who coordinated the drafting of the document for the

fact-finding

mission on

“the regulation and impact”

of the use of cannabis at the National Assembly, makes the observation of 'a

"failure of the repressive policy pursued for fifty years".

“Both in terms of safety and public health”

, she explains, in a country that is a champion of European cannabis consumption, with nearly 1 million smokers every day and five million

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Source: lefigaro

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