From E-Klop’s Facebook Page – Is that weed???
Parisians are lining up at E-Klop and Cofyshop to try legal weed products. But, before you get too excited, this isn’t really cannabis by our standards. The dried herbs, oils, sweets, vape-liquid and other legal products can’t contain more than .2% THC (that’s 2/10 of a percent, not 2 percent). Instead, they’re high in CBD derrived from hemp.
WILL PARIS STREETS BE FILLED WITH DAZED & CONFUSED PATRONS?
Will it get you high? Probably not, unless you’re the lightest of the lightweights. But, it might make you feel a bit relaxed and you might … we repeat … might get some of the medical benefits that researchers have attributed to CBD. The laws are clear though – neither the makers or the sellers of these products can make any medical claims or recommendations.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING? AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Per gram, dried herb costs about €20-25 per gram at E-Klop and only €10-12 per gram at Cofyshop. Oils, sweets & e-liquids that need more work to process are priced accordingly.
Cofyshop’s owner Joaquim Lousquy had this to say:
“There’s no psychotropic effect. It is not a medicine or a relaxant. We are not doctors. I would not advise anyone to smoke cannabis. Here, we sell it like a common product, in the same way as a furniture shop might sell a table or a chair.”
Marc, a 21-year-old waiting to buy a newly legal cannabis product said:
“I want to find out if the stuff they’re selling gets you stoned. In theory, it has less than 0.2 percent THC, but I’ve heard it contains more CBD [cannabidiol, a legal cannabinoid] and that should have an effect, at least to make you feel relaxed.”
Dan Valea, a psychologist who specializes in addiction only had negative things to say about this new development:
“There are not enough studies [on this]…there is a risk that users [of CBD] may return to using cannabis containing THC, and that CBD will act as a ‘gateway’ product for new users.”
And finally, Marlene, a 72-year-old resident who lives above one of the coffeeshops, was not happy at all. She commented:
“It smells of hashish in the street and it wafts up into our flat.”
WHAT DOES BIG G HAVE TO SAY?
Amsterdam’s where Big G likes to play, but he says if you’re in Paris and you’re curious, why not? If you’d simply like to stay home & chill, he’s got plenty of low-THC, high-CBD products of his own like CBD Python as well as more traditional powerhouses like old-school Chronic and new sensation King Gelato with 26+% THC. Now, that’s something you won’t find in any French coffee shop!