Dubrovnik is the most visited tourist destination in all of Croatia and there is a good reason for that. The old city is one of the best-preserved Mediterranean port cities and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The Venetian influence is clear in the limestone streets and amazing old architecture. There is a great nightlife as well, due to the many tourists visiting Dubrovnik. Weed can be hard to find, due to the strict Croatian laws, but certainly not impossible. Read on for our guide to cannabis in Dubrovnik.
Cannabis laws in Croatia
Cannabis for recreational use is illegal in Croatia. However, the laws are much less strict than in some of the neighboring countries, since possession of cannabis for personal use is decriminalized. This does not mean that you can smoke anywhere, however. Fines for having even a small amount of weed on you can start at a few hundred and go up to a few thousand dollars, depending on the amount of weed. Growing and selling are very illegal with a mandatory 3-year prison sentence minimum.
Even though cannabis is quite common among Croatian teens and medicinal marijuana is legal, it is still not very accepted in Dubrovnik. It is best to be very careful when smoking and always being on the watch out for cops.
Finding weed in Dubrovnik
Due to the harsh penalties for growing and selling marijuana, street dealers are nowhere to be found in Dubrovnik. Instead, you will have to ask around. Locals and tourists alike at clubs might know someone who can help you out. It also a good idea to ask promoters in clubs as they can often hook you up.