Merida is the capital of the Yucatan, in the Southeast of Mexico. It’s a beautiful coastal town with beautiful architecture and a great climate year-round. If you want to experience a more authentic side of the country, that is still a bit touristy, Merida is a great place to visit. If you want to smoke weed while in Merida, that shouldn’t be too hard to arrange:
Cannabis laws in Mexico
There was a long and complicated legal saga involving the legalization of cannabis in Mexico, but in the end, the Supreme Court voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. However, the Congress of Mexico still needs to set up the exact legislation and regulation around the sale and use of cannabis in the country. This means that marijuana is stuck in a grey area between legal and illegal, with no clear solution in place.
You are unlikely to get into much trouble for smoking weed in Mexico. Most of the time, no one will bother you, but even if the police decide to harass you, you will get away with just a bribe. Because of this, it is best to not smoke in busy areas, be discrete, or wait for the legislature to write the marijuana laws.
Getting weed in Merida
Finding weed in Merida isn’t too hard, as it is basically legal. If you walk around the more touristy parts of the city, you might be offered to buy some weed, especially if you look like a tourist. You can also ask around, taxi drivers, people working in hotels, bars, and restaurants, as well as the people selling souvenirs.