Weed in Italy

Italy, home of the pasta, pizza, and fashion, has been a very popular tourist destination in recent years. Marijuana is the most popular drug among Italians and yet it remains on the list of illegal substances. Getting weed in Italy can be a little tricky, but with the right info, it is easy to succeed. Here you will also find any information related to the legal status, finding weed and prices of cannabis in Italy.

Cannabis Laws in Italy:

Cannabis laws here are very much like the ones in other members of the European Union. In short, it is an illegal substance and it is considered illegal to possess, consume, grow or sell weed in Italy. However, they have made some progress as they have decriminalized marijuana for medical consumption and in some cases for religious use.

Cannabis for personal use is not a big threat to recreational smokers. If you get caught by the Italian authorities in possession of low quantities (below 5-10g), then you would be subject to a fine. The highest threat for a persona consumer is that he or she would get his documents suspended (passport or driving license), assuming that the one caught in offense is not rude or aggressive. The cultivation and sale of the herb will result in more harsh consequences such as imprisonment. The punishment will be dependent on certain circumstances, such as previous criminal history and quantities of marijuana.

Interestingly, a small number of businesses have the right to sell cannabis for medical purposes, but for the ones thinking to invest in the industry – medical cannabis is heavily regulated by the national authorities.

Just recently, Italy has allowed the sale of high-CBD cannabis across the country. It can be obtained from stores – tobacconist and general ones.

Where to Get Weed in Rome:

For the ones looking to buy the sort of weed that gives you the actual mental high (THC cannabis), then you’d need to find a dealer. The good news is that Rome is a huge city, with loads of tourists, so finding weed is not so hard. Here are a few good places to start looking:

  • The San Lorenzo district is full of dealers, that will also not rip you off. It is mainly a student district, but if you walk around you are bound to see some Moroccans or Albanians who will sell you weed. Generally, if you make eye contact with them, they will approach you and say ‘fumo’ which means smoke in Italian. The price is usually 10 euros per gram and the quality is alright, but nothing to write home about.
  • Piazza di Santa Caterina della Rotais another good place to get some weed. Similarly like everywhere in Rome, be on the lookout for guys that look like they sell weed and approach them. Be nice and don’t worry too much even if you ask someone who is not a deal they might point you in the right direction.

As always be careful when buying on the street. It is illegal in Italy and the people selling it are theoretically criminals.

Weed Prices in Italy:

Marino, Lazio$12a grammedium qualityJanuary 15, 2018
Nicastro, Calabria$12a gramhigh qualityJanuary 11, 2018
Brescia, Lombardia$337an ouncemedium qualityJanuary 6, 2018
Rome, Lazio$7210 gramshigh qualityJanuary 4, 2018
Marigliano, Campania$24a grammedium qualityJanuary 1, 2018
Rome, Lazio$8a grammedium qualityDecember 29, 2017
Bergamo, Lombardia$11a grammedium qualityDecember 28, 2017
Perugia, Umbria$12a grammedium qualityDecember 27, 2017
Brescia, Lombardia$12a grammedium qualityDecember 24, 2017
Brescia, Lombardia$12a grammedium qualityDecember 24, 2017
Faggiano, Puglia$12a grammedium qualityDecember 24, 2017
Erchie, Puglia$305 gramslow qualityDecember 20, 2017
Capua, Campania$8210 gramsmedium qualityDecember 19, 2017
Genova, Liguria$18a grammedium qualityDecember 18, 2017
Modena, Emilia-Romagna$18a grammedium qualityDecember 17, 2017

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