Barbados is an island country in the Carribean and it is often considered to be one of the best places to visit in that part of the world. Millions of tourists from around the world got there to experience the amazing climate, warm waters, and the local rum. What many tourists don’t realize is that cannabis is actually legal on the island, though not very well regulated. Read on for more detailed information on the marijuana situation in Barbados.
Cannabis laws in Barbados
The situation regarding marijuana in Barbados is a complex one, but the country is moving towards full and regulated legalization of recreational use. Currently, the law is a little hazy on what exactly is happening with cannabis. Trafficking and selling are illegal and you could go to prison for those offenses, but recreational possession is a bit more complicated.
Most of the time the police don’t care much about cannabis smoking and even when they do, they usually confiscate it. There are, however, reports of people getting fined or having to pay a bribe to the police, but that is usually in the 100$ range. Due to the odd regulation, it is best to be careful and discreet when smoking on the island. Also, do not drive stoned.
Finding cannabis in Barbados
Because of the relaxed laws, it is very easy to get your hands on weed in Barbados and the odds are that you will be offered marijuana, and often other drugs, fairly regularly if you walk around town. The beaches and places with a good nightlife are especially infested with dealers and if you hang around there for long enough, you are bound to score some pot. Otherwise, you could just aks locals for help, especially younger guys or rastas. The quality of the weed is usually not very good, as it is grown outdoors. You can expect to pay about 50$ to 100$ for half an ounce (16 grams). It is always smart to negotiate the price a little, as tourists get ripped off a lot.