For those who do not know, cannabis is a plant whose cultivation and consumption are prohibited in many countries. France is no exception to this law either.
Still, the purchase and sale of cannabis seeds is allowed in France, but under certain criteria. The most important condition is to respect the fact that you must not germinate these seeds (this will cause you legal problems).
When you say law, you say rules to respect. Apart from the law, for your body, the choice of cannabis seeds should be a top priority. Make sure that when you buy CBD cannabis seeds on the internet, that these platforms are authorised for legal sale. Finally, when choosing your seed, make sure that the quality of the product is high.
Which cannabis seed to choose ?
Runtz (under exceptional dispensation from French law – this USA Premium seed is derived from two of the most potent strains on the globe: Gelato and Zkittlez), Diesel CBD, Northern Lights and Afghan Pearl CBD among others, are among those seeds that can be accepted by French law.
A serious cannabis seed buying platform will always explain that it is your responsibility to find out about the laws and regulations in your area before ordering. Be aware that cannabis seeds can be freely distributed in the European Union according to the principle of mutual recognition.
French law and cannabis
Did you know that France is the leading cannabis-consuming country in Europe, along with the Czech Republic? In fact, in 2014, 47.8% of young people under 17 had tried cannabis, including 700,000 daily users overall. In France, unless there is an exceptional derogation, only industrial hemp varieties with a THC content of less than 0.2% can be authorised. Click here to find out more about the legislation.
You should be aware that the possession and cultivation of cannabis seeds can be the cause of your arrest by law enforcement. However, the law prohibits any use of the seeds with varying degrees of severity. Simple use can result in one year’s imprisonment and a fine of € 3750. The law also prohibits the possession and/or consumption of cannabis in a private or public place (streets, bars, buses, cars on a public road, etc.). You should also know that there is no distinction between religious and therapeutic use. Find out as much as you can before getting involved in this highly regulated sector.
Since 2020, the Macron government has put in place of an experimentation of medical cannabis for 2 years. Thus, the consumption and possession of cannabis is allowed for the patients concerned by the experimentation, but will still be forbidden to other patients. Read more about the report here.
Important: the cultivation of cannabis for personal use (recreational, medical or other) is totally forbidden. Cultivation of cannabis in France is punishable before the Tribunal de Grande Instance by a fine of 7.5 million euros and 30 years in prison.
Finally, whether authorised or prohibited, the sale or consumption of cannabis must be used to protect us and avoid creating a dependency for our health.