Saying No to Costly Drug Laws
In the year 2000, as the president of Poland, I signed one of Europe’s most conservative laws on drug possession. Any amount of illicit substances a person possessed meant they were eligible for up to three years in prison. Our hope was that this would help to liberate Poland, and especially its youths, from drugs that not only have a potential to ruin the lives of the people who abuse them but also have been propelling the spread of H.I.V. among people who inject them.
Artykuł Prezydenta Kwaśniewskiego dotyczący polityki narkotykowej na łamach "The New York Times".