Penalisation of drug possession

Institutional action and costs
Ewelina Kuzmicz et al.
Institute of Public Affairs, Analyses & Opinions, 11/104
December 2009

penalisationPolish law provides punishment for possession of narcotic drugs. It is a controversial issue whether punishing for possession of any amount of drugs is a right thing to do. Regardless of one’s opinion, it is worth being aware of the consequences of the adopted legal solutions. In spite of the high cost, the enforcement of the Act does not result in mitigating drug problems in Poland, such as reduction of drug trafficking or “deterring” their potential users.

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