Polish Activists Smoke Pot In Front Of Parliament


Salon Staff
February 17, 2012 9:00PM (UTC)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Polish politician and several other people have smoked marijuana in front of parliament as part of a campaign to liberalize the country's drug laws.

With police looking on, Janusz Palikot, the head of the left-wing party Palikot's Movement, took a few puffs from a joint under falling snow in Warsaw on Friday to make their point.

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Activists at the gathering said they want the country's laws changed to decriminalize the possession and consumption of marijuana.

Stelios Alewras, a 26-year-old at the rally, called the act part of a "coming out of smokers of weed."

He said, "I am a lawyer and we want to show that smoking pot is a normal thing like drinking beer."


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