France will not legalize the recreational use of cannabis but could consider authorizing its medical use, Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Thursday.
“The position of the French state is clear. We are against legalizing cannabis for recreational use. There is an ongoing discussion about a medical use,” Borne told LCI television.
Borne’s comments follow publication of a report on Thursday by French think-tank the Conseil d’Analyse Economique recommending legalizing cannabis for recreational use in France.