Has drug policy in Poland been evolving in recent years? Is the current system of drug policy perceived as well functioning or not? Is there a public debate about drug policy reform?
Poland came out of communist times with the 1985 liberal drug law that was focused on public health and fighting organised crime. Democratic change brought a more repressive approach: in 1997, drug possession was made a criminal offence.
Recent years have brought inconsistent, even contradictory, changes and the Civic Platform government (2007-2015) left a mixed legacy.