France, officially the French Republic is a sovereign country in Western Europe that includes overseas regions and territories. French Guiana is located in South America; Guadeloupe and Martinique are in the Caribbean; and Réunion and Mayotte are in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Africa. All five administrative divisions of France are considered integral parts of the republic. Metropolitan France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only three countries (with Morocco and Spain) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. Due to its shape, it is often referred to in French as l’Hexagone ("The Hexagon").
In France, cannabis has been illegal since 1970, with penalties of up to one year in prison and a fine of 3,750 euros.
- France at Marijuana Travels
- Marijuana-Based Medicines Okayed in France by Phillip Smith (June 11, 2013), Cannabis Culture
- Hundreds march across France to legalize cannabis (PHOTOS) (May 11, 2014), TV-Novosti