Lefkada is located in the Ionian sea and despite being an island is connected with a road to mainland Greece. It is a popular tourist destination with amazing beaches, cultural artifacts as well as amazing landscapes. All of this makes it an ideal place to light up a joint and enjoy the natural beauty of the island. However, Greece has some of the harshest cannabis laws in the EU, and getting your hands on weed can be very hard. Read on for our guide to cannabis in Lefkada.
Cannabis laws in Greece
Marijuana is still very much a taboo in Greek society and many of the older people view it quite negatively. This being said the country is moving in a more open-minded direction and laws are becoming more and more lenient. Currently, the possession of weed, for personal use is decriminalized, meaning that you will only get a fine for a few grams. However, it is up to a judge to decide what exactly constitutes as a quantity of weed, meant for personal use. This means that if caught you might need to spend some time in jail, before going before a court.
Greek laws are still very strict and cannabis should be handled very discretely. Never smoke in public and do not carry more than a couple of grams on you, to avoid getting in a lot of trouble.
Finding weed in Lefkada
Because of the draconian laws, there are not many street dealers outside of the biggest resorts and cities. Lefkada is no exception and getting weed there is almost impossible for tourists. You will have much better luck in places like Thessaloniki or Athens. If your trip does not allow you to visit those places, you could try asking the locals that work in the service industry, but there is a small chance they will hook you up.