Cannabis : a ticket ” and at the same time “, possible prosecution for the government
Published the 25.01.2018 at 11: 33
Update the 25.01.2018 at 12h47
In the fight against cannabis, the government is pursuing the policy of ” and at the same time “.
If we are to believe the Minister of the interior, Gérard Collomb, to the micro of our colleagues from Europe 1, the government will follow a parliamentary report which called for a fixed penalty for the use of cannabis without deciding the issue of the decriminalization and impose fines to cannabis users, but with “possibly” a criminal prosecution.
“We’re going to forfaitiser this offense (…). We will ask for a sum, but then, there may be a prosecution. That is to say that there is no decriminalisation of cannabis use. “The fixed price payments shall not extinguish the penal action “. There is, therefore, not decriminalization and even less of a health policy.
This campaign promise of the candidate Macron, could as well be implemented through an article of the future law on the reform of criminal procedure.
A decriminalization trompe-l’oeil
It’s like when even a decriminalization sloppy and trompe l’oeil. The fine shall not be paid by the “bobos” and not by the marginalized, but the criminal proceedings will not be triggered.
A measure of clientship are designed to satisfy the consumer and the police, overwhelmed by the paperwork (there should be 2 or 3 hours for each arrest), and that will reassure the ” anti “. However, this puts under the rug the debate on the youth, health and the cannabis that all professionals in the addiction waiting for.
After that, the Professor Amine benyamina l, a specialist in addictions to Villejuif, it’s been years that the issue of cannabis is a question that is debated, but in a sterile manner. A fine concerning cannabis, this is not a health policy. Cannabis is a product that affects many health of the youth and a law like that will not be able to protect them ; it is necessary to change the system.
Legalizing consumption framed ?
Examples abroad are not lacking, however, not to ask the debate. Since 1996, Californians may be able to consume cannabis in a specific context, what we call medicinal cannabis. But cannabis is therapeutic in the United States, this is not like in Europe where what are the dosage forms that meet the requirements of our registration agencies that are available. In the United States, medicinal cannabis, it is an order of a quasi-convenience, which allows you to get a small bag of grass. Since the 1st of January 2018, it is the cannabis that is permitted, with a frame, that is to say, an age, a quantity, of structures in which one can buy, a opportunity to consume…
Consumption framed or legalization ?
Holland, is the model not to follow, the model of a hypocrite where it is possible to consume cannabis, with a dose that is limited, in coffee shops, but behind the counter, we don’t know who makes them, or how these coffee shops are supplied. Systems mafia remain, and this is what it should not do.
In Spain, there are the cannabis clubs. This seems like a good system in which there is a file, where people sign up, they consume in a place, and then there is a true net health and safety.
Portugal is a country that has legalized the cannabis and was, in any way, supervised consumption and support for addictions. We realize that most consumers fit into the system of care, there is less traffic since we have erased the difference between the production and the offer. In the same way, there is a country emblematic, Uruguay, which has legalized the entire food chain, from production to consumption, passing through the distribution system, and the health around.
A debate for a French model
For addictologues French, it is necessary to create a French model with a cannabis who is not a cannabis dangerous, because there is cannabis dangerous, that is to say with a composition with less concentration of THC and more balanced in cannabinoids… A framework of production and distribution which destroys the systems mafia, a health supervision attractive to drug addicts… The French model, finally, can not hide the part environment, culture and tradition of our country.
An urgent debate at a time when the majority of the adolescents and young people perceive cannabis as less toxic than tobacco or alcohol.