Cancun is known as the party capital of Mexico. It has amazing, beautiful wide beaches and amazing luxurious hotels which are visited by millions of tourists every year. However, it has much more to offer than just partying. With ancient Mayan artifacts nearby and some more secluded, quiet beaches, you can have a chill relaxing vacation. Getting weed during your Cancun vacation should not be a problem, as cannabis is easily available. Here is our guide to cannabis in Cancun.
This article has been updated for 2022 with new information! Cannabis in Mexico became legal for private, recreational use in June 2021!
Cannabis laws in Mexico
Mexico has a very liberal policy regarding marijuana. In 2009 carrying up to 5 grams was legalized and since it is considered o be for personal carry. Buying and selling weed, however, remain illegal. Smoking and selling weed is a common sight in Cancun, but you do have to be careful. If caught by the police you will most likely be asked to pay a bribe, which can become quite expensive, depending on the policeman.
In recent years there has been a push for the legalization of marijuana. Medicinal marijuana was legalized in 2017 and there have been talks about full-scale legislation, even for recreational use. Such a change would bring in a lot of money from taxes and potentially hurt the cartels.
Where to get weed in Cancun
Since there are a lot of tourists there to party, getting marijuana in Cancun is not particularly hard. If you walk in the more touristy parts, around the flea markets, you should be able to find some weed. Simply walk around and someone should approach you and ask if you want marijuana or other drugs. The weed is usually brown and the quality is not very good quality, but it will get you high. The price is usually 10 dollars for a gram, but you can always bargain with the dealer. Keep in mind that the police know that many tourists come here to party and might want to shake you down.