July 25, 2020

France introduces 200-euro spot fine for drug use

Paris (AFP) – French police will start hitting users of illicit drugs, especially cannabis, with on-the-spot fines starting in September, Prime Minister Jean Castex said.Spot fines of 200 euros ($233) have been tested in several French cities in recent weeks and will now be applied nationwide, he said on Saturday.A French law dating back to 1970 allows for illicit drug use to be punished with up to a year in prison and fined with up to 3,750 euros, but few users actually do jail time.French people are Europe’s leading consumers of cannabis and hold the number three spot for cocaine use.The new…

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