Can marijuana beat the Mafia? Some French say make it legal

Forbes (US)
Friday, January 11, 2013

cannabis-sans-frontieresFrance offers the most recent sign of changing attitudes. While consumption and production of pot for personal use are not criminal offenses in France, growing and selling for other than personal use is illegal. So 150 to 200 “clubs” of growers operating quietly, and their umbrella association called Cannabis Social Clubs, have decided to come out of the dark to lobby openly for legalization.