France to quash prison terms for cannabis users
“Is the system effective?” No,” he added. “What is important today is to be effective, and above all to free up time for our police so they can focus more on essential matters.”
“Last year, 180,000 people were found to be in violation of drug laws. On average these cases take up six hours of police time and the same amount for the presiding magistrate,” government spokesman Christophe Castaner said.