The Local reports
Two “coffee shops” selling legal cannabis opened their doors in the French capital last week. So what’s the story?
What are these “coffee shops”?
Two shops selling cannabis and cannabis or more specifically “cannabidiol” based products (CBD) opened in central Paris and just outside the capital last week.
Cofyshop, the first of its kind in the French capital itself, is located in the trendy 11th arrondissement and the other, E-Klop is in Puteaux, a west Paris suburb.
How come they are opening now?
There has been a softening on cannabis laws in France which means that it is legal to sell a weak version of the drug.
In order to be within the law, the product sold must contain less than 0.2 per cent of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
The products do however contain CBD — short for cannabidiol — which is believed by some in the scientific community to have anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects (the “high” or “stoned” feeling) that THC provides.
Here’s Cofyshop’s FB page https://m.facebook.com/cofyshop/