Poorly-prepared teachers and lack of sound knowledge mark Polish drug prevention education in schools, a new state watchdog report concludes.
The Polish model of addiction treatment is facing deepening trouble. The consequences are serious and largely irreversible.
Despite a growing number of countries allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes, is the Warsaw government still on the side of prohibition? A glimmer of hope appeared recently, but will it be enough to allow those who need the plant in order to be cured?
The 2011 amendment of the Polish drug law was a good first step, but a lot more has to be done to help people with addictions and strengthen the effectiveness of the country's harm reduction efforts.
"Prison for a joint? The effects of Polish drug law enforcement” was the theme of a recent conference in Warsaw, organized by national politicians and civil rights organizations. The event was held as a lead-up to several progressive legislative amendments planned in drug policy areas.
March was a very interesting month for Polish drug policy. As reported in the newspaper “Gazeta Wyborcza”, their journalist was able to buy half a gram of heroin on the Silk Road website. Finding a seller only took her a few minutes, with the help of Polish internauts. Next, she only needed to make an order, pay, and wait for a parcel, just like on ebay.
On December 9 the new Polish drug law came into effect and liberalized the drug policy – read the report of our Polish partner, Agnieszka Sieniawska!
Jack Cole, a former anti-narcotics policeman and a founding member of LEAP visited Central-Europe