Bocas del Toro or Bocas Town is one of Panama’s most popular tourist destinations, and for a good reason. If you want a tropical island, with a great climate, warm water, and lots of parties, this is the right place. If you want to smoke some weed while in Bocas del Toro, it likely won’t be an issue. Keep on reading for more:
Cannabis laws in Panama
The current marijuana laws in Panama state that cannabis cultivation is illegal, and you are also not allowed to buy, sell or use it. While this might seem strict, this is just what the laws are on paper, and in reality, things are very different. Recreational cannabis use is not the main priority of the police in Panama and the laws are often not enforced. Many people use cannabis in Panama and there is generally no issue with that.
The government of Panama was the first one in Central America to legalize medicinal cannabis, which shows which way the wind is blowing and that the authorities recognize that weed isn’t something to jail people over.
Getting weed in Bocas del Toro
As we already mentioned, cannabis is not very high on the priority list of the police here, so you will have no problem finding weed in Bocas del Toro. In reality, it will be hard to avoid marijuana, as you will likely be offered it by some while walking around town. Generally, the weed that is sold by street dealers is not amazing but will get the job done and it’s cheap, so you could give it a go.