Europe

August 7, 2019

French Legalization Debate Ignores Race, Religion, Mass Incarceration

Last summer in France, dozens of “CBD cafés” suddenly opened across the country. Exploiting a legal loophole originally created for hemp farmers, these pop-up businesses sold queuing customers oils, drinks and salves infused with cannabidiol, a cannabis compound that is a faddish if unproven “cure” for insomnia, […]
September 27, 2019

France Forgets Its Golden Age of Medical Marijuana

This past summer the French food and drug office, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, greenlighted limited medical cannabis trials inside France, something that’s been illegal since 1953. In the middle 19th century, Paris functioned as the epicenter of an international movement to medicalize hashish. […]