France introduces €200 spot fine for drug use

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French people are Europe’s leading consumers of cannabis. — AFP pic PARIS, July 25 — French police will start hitting users of illicit drugs, especially cannabis, with on-the-spot fines starting in September, Prime Minister Jean Castex said. Spot fines of €200  (RM994) have been tested in several French cities in recent weeks and will now be applied nationwide, he said today. .en.

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