Cannabis activist from France busted
June 12th, 2013
Categories : Blog
Possession and use of an illegal drug – that was the official guilt of Domminique Broc, one of leading marijuana activists in France. Arrested at his home, where 126 plants and 26 g of weed was found, he was given a suspended jail term and a fine. Fortunately he will not spend time behind the bars. Not just yet.
He founded the first French Cannabis Social Club – a European idea of a solution that could provide legal, quality marijuana for its member. Despite its well thought aims, however, the system is currently not foreseen by the French penal code – hence the conviction.
As the 44 year old Broc does not see any guilt in possessing marijuana, he obviously plans to appeal. His lawyer, Philippe Baron, tried to show in court that Broc's behaviour is in fact a legitimate civil disobedience – something that the twisted French law allows. As Broc did not give up on his cannabis club, he is expected to be back in court pretty soon. Next time he is found to be acting against the law, he can expect his 6 months suspended sentence to come in to effect. In the meanwhile, other cannabis clubs in France received official orders to shut down. Few cared much.