Poland's rapper MP unveils bill on medical marijuana

Polish MP Piotr Liroy-Marzec's bill supports the legalisation of marijuana for medicinal use, such as this cannabis-made product for therapeutic use

Warsaw (AFP) - A Polish rapper-turned-politician on Monday presented a draft bill on legalising medical marijuana in an EU nation where two-thirds of people back the idea. 


"This draft crowns everything I've said over the years, especially during the election campaign," said MP Piotr Liroy-Marzec, better known by his stage name Liroy, who pioneered Poland's rap scene in the 1990s.

"I promised people I met who were ill that I would do everything possible to table this draft," he said, quoted by the Polish PAP news agency. 

The measure does not address the legalisation of marijuana for recreational purposes.

The heavily tattooed 44-year-old made his debut in parliament after a successful bid in October's general election. 

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