Damascus, the ancient capital of Syria, where the scent of history hangs in the air, and the whispers of the past echo through its narrow streets. But did you know that this historic city also has a rich cannabis culture that dates back centuries? Join us on a journey to discover the unique relationship between weed and Damascus in this article brought to you by LonelyCannabis.com.
Cannabis laws in Syria
Keep in mind that the drug laws in Syria, like in many other parts of the Middle East, are strict. While cannabis has a long-standing cultural significance in Damascus, it is still officially illegal and you do not want to be caught by the police while smoking. While as a tourist you are much more likely to get away with a bribe, it is still a risky endeavor.
If you do decide to smoke weed in Damascus, be very careful and discreet. Getting caught could turn into a huge problem, so consider if it is worth it.
Finding weed in Damascus
One of the most iconic places to experience the cannabis culture in Damascus is the bustling Al-Hamidiyah Souq, a historic market that dates back to the Ottoman era. Here, among the stalls selling spices, textiles, and crafts. There are also intricately designed water pipes, known as “nargilehs” or “hookahs,” being sold here. The vendors will often be able to hook you up with some hash if you ask around. Keep in mind that many people are very conservative and religious, so don’t just ask everyone, but pick the right person.