Majority of Poles support ending prison sentences for cannabis possession, finds poll

Only a minority of Poles, however, appear to support legalisation
Notes from Poland (Poland)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

poland wolne konopieGrowing numbers of Poles support ending prison sentences for possession of cannabis, and now make up a majority, according to a new poll by Kantar. In 2017, cannabis was made legal for medical purposes, although the law stipulates that plants cannot be grown in Poland. Possession of marijuana for personal use, however, remains illegal and can carry a prison sentence of up to three years. The poll asked whether respondents thought that “having small amounts of marijuana for personal use should be punished with imprisonment”. A total of 55% said it definitely or probably should not, while only 30% thought that it definitely or probably should.