A $3,000 Fine for Smoking Weed? – Get Caught Smoking Cannbis in France Now and You May Have to Pay Up

As President Macron tries to stop gang violence, French cannabis users caught with even modest amounts of the drug will face immediate fines of up to €2,500. If offenders lack the cash to pay fines, which begin at €150 for a first offense, police will be provided with mobile payment devices to accept cards. The majority of cannabis possession fines are currently unpaid.