The legalization of cannabis is a bit like the Arlésienne or the sea serpent: we talk about it, we talk about it, we think about it, we discuss it … It comes or it does not come? For now, it has not come. But it could come …
MEPs from four political groups will soon be tabling a bill to legalize cannabis. Better than that: they would like the state to become the producer and distributor through a national SEITA-type company. It should be remembered that the former "National Society for the Industrial Exploitation of Tobacco and Matches", formerly known as "Tobacco and Match Industry Exploitation Service", only became private in 1995.
The argument of these good people is very simple. I summarize: the repression does not work, so let the illegal becomes legal and everything will be fine. Especially if the state holds the hand of the drug and puts its pockets in the way.
The promoter of this initiative is Jean-Michel Lambert, MP for Bouches-du-Rhône. He was, this Wednesday morning, the guest of Yves Calvi in "6 minutes to decide". In front of him, Frédéric Péchenard, former director general of the national police, now vice-president of the regional council of Île-de-France.
Mr. Lambert gives us the picture of a country ravaged by drugs: "France is the country in Europe with the highest cannabis consumption", he says, with "5 million regular consumers, 700,000 dailies who source from a parallel market". Hence the need to change the policy.
On these apocalyptic figures, his interlocutor is at least dubious: "Unquestionably it's a plague that's important, but you can not compare anything"he says. We add the carrots and the tote of the housewife, in this case "Someone who takes ten seals a day and someone who confesses to having smoked once in a lifetime".
Mr. Lambert and his friends have, in their approach, strong support: the Council of economic analysis, a think tank close to Matignon who "Advocates state and centralized management". Economic nirvana. Think: "Monopoly from seed, from seed, to the distribution of the finished product, at the same time drying up the current traffic and recovering up to two billion taxes that will be used for new prevention policies, new policies for development of some neighborhoods that live only with cannabis. The key is the creation of 30 to 40,000 jobs ". " Mazette!
"That's how the world moves forward"asserts Mr. Lambert.
Frédéric Péchenard is undoubtedly a dark man. He scarcely sees this mirific world. Primo, he says, "If we legalize cannabis, there will be an increase in the number of smokers, as it has happened everywhere". It is true that Canada, the second country to legalize recreational cannabis, has seen the number of its consumers double: 640,000 since October 2018. Secundo, says Péchenard, "I do not agree with the absurd idea that it will reduce the number of dealers. It is not true! There will always be dealers selling heroin, cocaine, cannabis with very high THC levels, and even dealers who will sell legal cannabis. "
A true skeptic … He hammers him: "The idea of saying that it will allow cities, neighborhoods to get out of crime is a completely wrong idea. Offenders will continue to sell cannabis and drugs, and if by chance they do not do it anymore, they will not go to Pôle emploi. It is, without a doubt, a very bad argument … "
Another one who does not believe in the wonderful world of the Bisounours … Go, Mr. Pechenard, a small joint to find the smile?
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Yes, municipal approval is necessary before the AGLC will subject a retail cannabis license. Applicants must get in contact with their planned municipality to find out requirements concerning municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use limitations, and location requirements regarding how near a retail store can be to a provincial health care centre, college, or parcel of property designated as a school reserve.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults who are 19 decades or older are in a position to:Possess up to 30 gram of authorized dried cannabis or the equivalent in their own person. Share up to 30 g of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Buy cannabis products from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed merchant. Grow up to four plants per family. It’s illegal to present non-medical cannabis to anyone below the age of 19 and also for anyone under the age of 19 to possess any quantity of non-medical cannabis in Yukon.It is dangerous and illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.