Barely 48 hours after its opening, a “coffee shop” selling products derived from cannabis dropped the curtain on Wednesday in Bordeaux, and his manager was placed in custody.
The police said the manager, a 26-year-old man, was still in custody Thursday morning for “narcotics offenses”, confirming information from South West .
During a search, the investigators took several products sold in this coffee shop located in a student and popular district of the center of Bordeaux to perform analyzes. You could buy hemp flowers, herbal teas or refills of cannabidiol-based electronic cigarettes (CBD). With less than 0.2% THC, the psychotropic component of cannabis, these products are supposed to be authorized by law.
“Gray area of law”
In recent weeks, the police have increased searches of establishments that market CBD-based products throughout France . Indeed, the coffee shops profit from a legal blur which authorizes the CBD since the content of THC of the product does not exceed 0,2%.
On 17 June, Health Minister Agnès Buzyn promised a clarification of the law , given the current boom in coffee shops opening up to a “gray area of the law”, to sell a derivative of cannabis.
In the coming months, the legislation on drugs should also evolve in France: the government wants and their use, especially that of cannabis, be punishable by a fine of 300 euros .