Four candidates for the French presidency called for the decriminalization of marijuana

Four of the five main candidates for the French presidency favoured the gradual decriminalization of marijuana use. About it reports The Independent.

According to the current legislation, which entered into force in 1970, for the reception of illegal drugs faces up to a year in prison or a fine in the amount of 3.75 billion euros.

It is noted that Jean-Luc Mélenchon, representing the left movement “Unconquered France”, and the candidate from the Socialist party, Benoit Hamon is made for the legalization of the drug, while the leader of “National front” marine Le Pen spoke in favor of retaining the current law.

“This is absolutely crazy idea. On the contrary, we should use every opportunity to fight the spread and use of drugs”, — said the politician.

Emmanuel macron, representing the movement “Forward”, in turn suggested that the police wrote out fines of 100 euros to those who are caught Smoking marijuana on the street.

As the newspaper notes, despite the fact that the use of cannabis is prohibited in France, 47 per cent of adolescents aged 17 years of age, tried it once.

Just in the presidential race involved 11 candidates.