The first round of France’s Socialist party primary has yielded a surprise victory for the country’s cannabis enthusiasts.

It comes in the form of Benoit Hamon, described by BBC News as the “French Bernie Sanders”, who has captured public interest with a series of policy proposals, including legalising cannabis.

Hamon, who is now the early favourite to become the left-wing candidate in this year’s French presidential election, has constructed his campaign around a proposal to introduce a “revenu universel”, a monthly payment for all French citizens over 18, no matter their employment status.

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