It might be surprising to find France on this list considering its neighbor to the North, but France is unusually tough on marijuana smokers.
According to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, “the law itself does not distinguish between possession for personal use or trafficking, or by type of substance.”
This means that French authorities impose jail time for a variety of drug possession offenses. Even a small amount of marijuana could get you in trouble.
Jail sentences are not nearly as long in France as in some other countries on this list of the countries with the strictest weed laws.
A small amount of drugs could land you up to a year in jail, or a thousand euro fine. Larger drug possession charges range from ten years to life.