Weed in Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is a small island off the coast of Bali, that many travelers chose to visit in order to break away from the hustle of Bali itself. It has unspoiled nature, great dive sites, and a more authentic local cuisine to be found here. If you want to smoke weed while in Nusa Penida, that might be hard to arrange. Here is why:

Cannabis laws in Indonesia

Indonesia has very strict laws when compared to countries in the West, but the death sentence is rarely carried out and only for large-scale traffickers and cannabis growers. If you are caught with a bit of weed on you, for personal use, the maximum sentence is 4 years in prison and/or a fine. Even a day in Indonesian prison isn’t a fun experience, but at least you will get out alive.

Those are the laws in the books, but in reality, you are likely to just get off by bribing the policeman that catches you and not receive any legal punishment. Even with that in mind, you need to be very careful when dealing with drugs in Indonesia.

Getting weed in Nusa Penida 

Finding weed in Nusa Penida can be hard for tourists, as the island is less touristy than Bali itself or the Gili islands. Here you will either need to bring some cannabis with you from another island or rely on backpackers in a hostel to hook you up. There are locals that smoke, but it is not too common and it’s better not to ask around too much about it.

Check out our weed guides to Bali and Hanoi

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