Weed in Medan

Medan is located on the island of Sumatra, which is a part of Indonesia. It has a long history, beautiful colonial architecture, and amazing food. If you find yourself traveling off the beaten path in Indonesia, it is certainly worth checking out Sumatra and Medan. If you want to smoke weed while in Medan, that is hard to arrange due to the laws in place:

Cannabis laws in Indonesia

Everyone has heard horror stories about the strict drug laws in Southeast Asia and Indonesia is no exception. The cannabis laws here are very harsh, at least on paper, with a maximum 4-year sentence for possession of weed meant for personal use. For the sale, cultivation, and trafficking of marijuana, the punishment is much more severe and could potentially result in a death sentence. Luckily, if you just have a joint on you it’s much more likely that you’ll get away by bribing the cops and not get into any trouble.

Cannabis is illegal in Indonesia, so it’s a good idea to be careful if you intend to smoke weed while there. Be discrete and do not cross any international borders with marijuana with you.

Getting weed in Medan

Medan is growing in popularity with tourists, but finding weed there can be very hard. The laws are strict, especially for dealers, so there are no people selling on the street to random tourists. Instead, the locals that do smoke rely on dealers they know and call them up. You can try asking around in a backpacker hostel, but there are no guarantees.

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