Polish Leader Trying To Smoke Pot In Parliament


Salon Staff
January 20, 2012 5:09PM (UTC)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The leader of a new left-wing party in Poland is threatening to light up a joint in parliament.

It's part of a campaign by Janusz Palikot to get soft drugs legalized, and otherwise liberalize the conservative country.

But his attempt has put him on a collision course with the parliament speaker, who has taken swift action to stop him.

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Ewa Kopacz vowed Friday not to let Palikot break the law in parliament, and said that she has reported him to prosecutors.

Palikot, head of Palikot's Movement, plans to introduce a draft law to parliament on Friday decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

He said he also planned to light up a joint in one of the rooms of the large building.


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