France to Give Out Free Cannabis in 2021

Yep, you read that right. And unless you’re French, I bet you’re really jealous right now. But it’s true; in 2021, the French government will begin a medical cannabis experiment that involves giving out free cannabis.

Last week, the French government published a decree that announces the experiment, which enthusiasts and patients have been waiting for, officially. According to their announcement, up to 3,000 patients will be participating and eligible for receiving the free product.

Nicolas Authier, a university professor and chair of the French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products’ (or L’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé [ANSM]) medical cannabis committee, said in an interview with Marijuana Business Daily that he believes “an invitation to tender for the selection of cannabis-based products” is coming soon, probably within the month, and that suppliers “will probably be foreign … in collaboration with pharmaceutical laboratories established in France and licensed for narcotics.”

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