Population
38484000
Tolerance
6 / 10
Medical
Yes
Status
Illegal

Consumption of cannabis is not considered to be an offence in Poland, but currently simple possession is punishable by a maximum of three years’  jail sentence. Cultivation in large quantities is punishable by six months’ to eight years’ imprisonment. The legislation raised the maximum possible penalty for dealing a large quantity of drugs from 10 to 12 years in prison. On 26 May 2011,The new law in Poland introduced legislation that would give prosecutors the option to not prosecute for possession of small quantities of cannabis for personal use, if it is a first offence and merely have their drugs confiscated. There is no legal differentiation between cannabis and any other drug in the eyes of Polish law and cases involving cannabis make up approximately half of all drug possession offences in Poland.

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Sativex: Available

As of 2012, three cannabis medications are approved in Poland: Bediol, Bedrocan and Sativex. On 22 June 2017, Poland’s Lower House of Parliament voted 440-2 in favour of legalizing cannabis for medical purposes since end of 2017. Lawmakers rejected the personal cultivation of cannabis for medical purposes.


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According to 2013 data, 17.3% adults in Poland had used cannabis at least once in their lifetime, and 17.1% of young adults used it at least once in the past year. There were signs that cannabis use is becoming more popular.


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