“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.
He ran on the ticket of the Kukiz’15 anti-establishment party set up by punk rocker Pawel Kukiz that burst out of nowhere to capture third spot by wooing younger, disillusioned voters. The election handed an unprecedented majority to the rightwing, populist Law and Justice (PiS) party after eight years in opposition.
Last July, a survey by the independent PBS agency showed two-thirds of Poles — or 68 percent — were in favour of legalising medical marijuana. Almost one in five people, or 18 percent, wanted marijuana in all forms to remain illegal, while 14 percent had no opinion.