The Paris Public Prosecutor's Office said Friday that two people were charged with illegal drugs for raids in two shops in the center of an ultralight marijuana wave.
The two were among four people who were searched this week after the so-called "coffee shop" ̵
They are charged with A third man, who was brought to interrogation, was due to go to court on Friday while the fourth was released.
Businesses claim that they are importing and offering illegal drugs and "promoting the use of narcotics." legal marijuana buds, oils and other plant products with less than the French offer limit of 0.2 percent THC, the psychotropic compound that produces a high level.
Instead, the products contain cannabidiol or CBD, a compound for medical marijuana Treatments, which is approved in France.
But prosecutors said that at On Another store in Paris, the Cofyshop near the Place de la Republique, the THC levels were below the limit, but the prosecutor said prices for THC concentrations were 0.26 and 0.55 percent. The sale of cannabis in the form of pollen, powder or oil is prohibited, even if they contain zero THC.
Both stores have since been closed.
The government has announced that it will reduce penalties for cannabis use and abolish potential prisons fines on the ground, but legalization of the drug will continue to be denied.
A recent poll showed 51 percent for limited legalization, reflecting a growing trend towards looser rules in Europe and the United States  Stores have come to market across France selling products containing cannabidiol or CBD , a compound used for medical marijuana treatments