by Ben Sensi on 07/06/2013

Newsflash – Medicinal use of cannabis legalised in France!


France, one of the most repressive countries in Europe in regard to cannabis, has just legalized the medicinal use of cannabis!



This announcement should create waves throughout Europe and the rest of the world: France, one of the most repressive countries in Europe in regard to cannabis, has just legalized the medicinal use of the substance! We will however have to wait for the sanctioned publication of this decree before officially celebrating this historical event.

68917_321582664623149_789470869_nToday, Friday 7th of June 2013, Decree n° 2013-473 of June 5th 2013 was published, modifying the dispositions of article R. 5132-86 of the Public Health Code related to the prohibition of operations linked to cannabis and its derivatives. Basically, article R. 5132-86 prohibited all non-industrial use of the cannabis plant. Exemptions to this needed to be granted by the General Director of the National Security Agency for Medicines and Health Products, which vary rarely happened.

The implementation of the law is left as the responsibility of the Minister of Social Affairs and Health Marisol Touraine, who will be ratifying the decree in the coming weeks. It is therefore not yet possible to determine the exact consequences of this decree for French patients who could enjoy the benefits of therapeutic cannabis.
Vigilance is however required, due to the mention of necessary authorisation before bringing a (cannabis) product onto the market so as not to be in violation of the law. This clause suggests that it will be difficult for organizations and patients themselves to produce their own medicinal cannabis despite the low costs related to its cultivation and processing.
It is above all a huge step forward for French patients already using cannabis to relieve the symptoms linked to their illnesses: to witness their drug of choice finally become legal in the eyes of the government.

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Sensi Seeds has supported the development of medical marijuana across the world for many years and this news can be considered a victory for all activists who support a legislative change concerning cannabis.

A more detailed article will follow when the execution of the decree is officially published, to better understand and explore the impact of its implementation.

The cannabis plant, removed from the official pharmacopeia in 1953, is making its official comeback, 60 years later.

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Cannabisni

Hopefully it's more than just a move to allow the sale of cannabis sold by pharmaceutical companies like GW Pharama.

07/06/2013

cannaclubosnabrück

Hell yes i´m from germany and i hope the wave rolls all over europe

07/06/2013

Roseann Iles

I live in Germany also. I know that Cannabis is used here for the treatment of MS. My husband suffers from severe depression. I believe all of the medicines he had taken did more harm than good. Twelve years ago he had a "breakdown." He smoked a little pot as an experiment....he came out of his depression almost instantly! It was like a miracle! I wand the opportunity to see if it works again! Has anyone had this experience???

10/06/2013

T?e Cannabis Cl?? ( 18+ )

a huge step forward - well done france

07/06/2013

Andy

This is amazing news.

It can only have a positive effect on the whole of Europe now, I hope.

Well done France.

07/06/2013

Chirag Bharucha

I wish to see this one day...!
Newsflash – Medicinal use of cannabis legalised in India!

08/06/2013

eelco

verry nice to hear . Cannabis must be legalised

08/06/2013

Juergen

Nice development, now I wait for a global decision that Cannabis is not a drug but a herbal efficient medicine. The UN must change their definition of Cannabis as a drug!

THE REPORT. CANNABIS: THE FACTS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE LAW
ISBN 9781902848204.

Denial of cannabis by Prohibition ‘law’ premeditatedly inflicts suffering, blindness, and, in many instances, death. Those who maintain any use of life-saving cannabis to be "illegal" should be regarded and treated as perpetrators of the gravest of crimes, and deemed unfit to hold any public office in a democratic society.

The Report collates Empirical Evidence and the Findings of Fact of official clinical studies which exonerate cannabis and vindicate all cultivation, trade, possession and use. The Report establishes massive ulterior money-motive and prejury behind prohibition; and indicts government.

The Report presents irrefutable Legal Grounds for Restoration: Relegalisation, Amnesty & Restitution.

And here is the proof for Cannabis as an medicament, already documented in the UN, well I mean this science is from the late 50's, since then they lied on us and denied us all from this medicine:

08/06/2013

Mr Gfm

Well done France!? Yet still our Uk Gov is sat
doing... Hmm, what do they do?..
David Cammeron, do the right thing,
You little sheep BRING ON THE GANJA!

Gfm.

08/06/2013

cutter

So SATIVEX will be accepted by the French.. But WEED still aint and it will never allow you to produce your own plants/medicin/drug... So wtf..

08/06/2013

Nicolas Thetiot

Unbelievable!! Have to check that info . As said previously it may concern only synthetic thc..not so good news if so..just to make big pharmaceutical profitsand

08/06/2013

Marc

Sorry for m'y french comment.

La meilleure nouvelle depuis des années !
J'espère aussi que cela va se généraliser à toute l'Europe et que tous ceux qui ont posté un commentaire avant moi pourront bientôt en profiter.

08/06/2013

Peter Reynolds

Nicolas! Sativex IS cannabis. It's not synthetic.

In any system of law, any definition of Sativex which distinguishes it from cannabis is false. Therefore, this is excellent progress and will lead to reform.

08/06/2013

pipposail

Savitex- si, Savitex no, no very problem is problem is gangja free

10/06/2013

Damien higgins

Delighted I'm in ireland hopwfully it will happen on the uk and then hopwfully over here!!!!

10/06/2013

matt

nice work france, lets hope for the uk next

11/06/2013

SILBERSHARK110

IN WEED WE TRUST ;)

12/06/2013

Rayu

i live in France and i hope they will legalize for good like Holland free legalization ifs cigarette's free why not weed? let us smoke it, its on nature so with which authority do they fuck people on it? all government it's illegal

13/06/2013

Best Handheld Vaporizer

I smoke marijuana because I have excruciating pain, it is the medicine that needs recognition and to be truthful I have never come upon a violent stoner!

Im about to hit the bong man!

15/06/2013

cannaviking

we have legalized it on the satives form here in norway too.... still just for MS patients...
me thats using opiods dosages that can kill a horse have problems get it,have seriuosly illnesess...like cluster head aches,ADHD,PTSD,and no recently ATN-Atypical trigeminal neuralgia..
i am nagging on my doc to prescrribe sativex to me,he want to.but are tied by a law that he requierws either a shrink or a neuroligist to give it out....

SHOULD PPL DIE,OR SUFFER MORE FOR THE SHOPPING TRETIES/DEALS THAT ARE THREATNED BY THE HEMP...

it's fucked up.... they made it ilegal cuz of the fibers,and some scared cotton farmers.. then to ,now they even hit hard on the industriell hemp do to they are afraid you can get high from that.....
but the thing we can get high on-medicated- becomes legally in meds when bayer-GW took out ownership on thc and cbd...

sorry,if im a bit confusing....up all day ,and time to hit the sack...
just annoyed over how ppl suffers and get addicted on stuff they get very sick from if they dont havve....
ppl arent getting si ck from the illness..no no... hook us on their drugs,be a state sponsered junkie ...insted of living a normal life with just a herb....and maybe some small amounts of opiods if shit gets to bad...

FUCK OF AND BURN IN HELL MR ENSLINGER!!!

19/06/2013

loriot alban

shame on us (I am french). 2 centuries ago there was a big war between Chinese and English for the same reason, and China has lost Hong Kong for 150 years. And now my own president just declare the war to his own peoples. Why ? To still even more money from them. Shame shame shame on us

11/07/2013

loriot alban

By the way, each time that a country has done this in the past England France and Japan, it was to collect money to finance a war (and usually they don't do this to they own citizens). Is it to finance the Malian war that Holland has open drugs supermarket ? Will they be an other war behind ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Opium_War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Opium_War

11/07/2013

Clement

This will never happen in France,
They might synthesized a molecule inspired on the THC or CBD structural architecture to
develop a new medicine but...
They will never let people use the marijuana for medical use as they did in some US states.

Anyway the general use of Majijuana in France is already recognized, this is a tricky and useless law.

PADDYSEEDS MAN

11/11/2013

sam

i just wondered if anyone knows the legalities of collecting cannabis seeds in france, if some one was to order some collectable seeds from a websight out of france is it legal to have them sent to a french adress and keep them? (no growing involved)
thanks

01/02/2014

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