France could postpone the legalization of medical cannabis by one year

In a short note sent to deputies seen by NewsWeed, Santé France Cannabis, an association that brings together several representative players in the future sector of medical cannabis in France, recommends ‘planning the postponement’ of the legalization of medical cannabis by one year.

As a reminder, France’s medical cannabis pilot project is due to end in March 2023. Three options are then available: the legalization of medical cannabis, a second pilot project, or an abandonment of the project altogether.

As reported last week, the extension of the medical cannabis pilot program, which Santé France Cannabis supports, would see customers no longer receive products for free. 

“The national actors gathered in ‘Santé France Cannabis’ propose – as some public decision-makers envisage – to provide for the postponement of one year of the generalization, planned for March 2023, in order to allow the time necessary for the sector to organize”, the note read.

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