With cannabis becoming legal in Paris, the number of sellers are also increasing. In fact, there are two coffee shops who are selling legal cannabis. This may be the reason for the long lines that are seen by many outside the coffee shop since everyone is eager to purchase cannabis now.
Some are lining up because they are curious about the medicinal purposes of the cannabis being sold today. There are also some who are curious if the cannabis that these coffee shops have can indeed make them stoned, since the ones being sold have higher contents of CBD.
In this article by David Chazan, he talks about this long lines at these coffee shops where people are eager to get their hands on these legal cannabis:
The shops opened last week following a softening of restrictions to allow the sale of cannabis containing less than 0.2 per cent of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive ingredient.
The shops’ owners insist that their hemp products will not induce the ‘high’ craved by drug users and are purely for those who like the taste and aroma. Although the cannabis has very little THC, it does contain a relaxant.
Joaquim Lousquy, 29, the owner of ‘Cofyshop’ in the hip 11th arrondissement, said: “There’s no psychotropic effect. It isn’t a medicine or a relaxant. I wouldn’t advise anyone to smoke cannabis. We sell it like any other item, just like a furniture shop sells tables or chairs.” Continue reading here..