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Exploring Iberia and Portugal is on your list of destinations? Curious where you can get weed in Lisbon?
Lisbon is the capital and the biggest city in Portugal. It is located on the very west part of Europe and is known for its rich culture and casual lifestyle. It is a great destination if you want to have a beautiful vacation at affordable prices while surrounded by pleasant people.
Lisbon is indeed a city you will enjoy exploring. You can see the artists playing music (especially Fado) and painting on every corner, you can feel the scent of delicious Portuguese specialties that will trigger the dopamine in your brain.
But can you amplify that pleasure and relaxation even more by smoking some weed freely here in Lisbon? Keep reading this guide to find out where you can get weed in Lisbon.
Cannabis Law in Lisbon
Portugal decriminalized the possession of small amounts of drugs (not just cannabis, but also heroin, cocaine etc.) in 2001. This radical move was implemented after the great addiction epidemic that ruled in Portugal in the 1970’s. At first, the government tried to combat it by severely punishing the offenders. After it did not yield any results for almost a dozen years, they tried a different approach – and it worked.
Nevertheless, Portugal is one of the rare European countries that hasn’t yet legalized the sale of cannabis seeds. This is why most of the weed is smuggled from Spain, and hash from Morocco.
Police don’t usually bother searching tourists to find drugs, but if they find it on you or catch you smoking, they will likely confiscate it and let you go. Maybe they will arrest you and make you spend the night, but you will likely be let go without a fine.
Locals will be arrested and sent in front a commission that will determine whether they will have to pay a small fine, attend an addiction treatment or just let go.
Sale of cannabis, however, is criminalized. Portuguese are trying to takedown dealers, and not us pot lovers, so you don’t need to worry about it. There have been many tries to make cannabis legal for medical purposes, but all attempts have failed.
Overall, weed in Lisbon is not legal, but it is so easy to get and get away with it when caught that people think it is legal.
Where to Get Weed in Lisbon
You can get weed relatively easy, just go downtown where most tourists go and look for African and Rasta-looking people. They usually chill in a shade on a bench or a wall in a park. Sometimes you have to initiate the transaction, while other times they will ask you if you want to smoke. They refer to joints and weed as “ganza”.
The important thing you must be careful about is random suspicious dealers that will approach you and try to sell you drugs. Do not go with them to “get the real stuff” as they will likely lure you into some alley and attempt to rob you. It is also possible that they will swarm you and pickpocket you.
Your safest bet would be if you knew someone who smokes or someone who knows someone who smokes. Make friends with students that you see chilling in a park, they likely know a place or a person you can buy weed from.
Even though prices are low in Portugal, if someone offers a deal too good to be true, its likely a scam.
Cannabis Prices in Lisbon
Weed prices in Lisbon, and Portugal, in general, are fairly low. You will find high-grade weed for about 7-12$, depending on the quantity you buy. Lower quality can be found for even less – you can get a gram for 4-7 $ which is one of the cheapest prices in Europe. What you must be aware of is the fact there are a lot of scammers that will try to sell you weed of lower quality under higher price or to even sell you fake weed and then run off.
Visiting this beautiful city will likely make you fall in love with it. Take a stroll along its beautiful beaches, or if you are up for some more adventure, try out in surfing. You can also explore many of its well-preserved castles and other cultural and natural treasures.
Lastly, Lisbon is one of the most pot-friendly cities in the world. You can get weed relatively easy and pay a fairly low price for it. If you want to travel while smoking weed, then Lisbon is a city for you.
Anyway, I hope you found this guide helpful. If you like traveling and smoking pot like we do, check out our other guides on how to find weed in other cities.