The Gili Islands archipelago consists of 3 islands, off the coast of Lombok. Many visitors to Bali chose to spend a few days on these charming little islands to escape the hectic and overrun resort towns of Bali. If you are looking for an island paradise with white sandy beaches, great diving spots, and lots of parties this is the place for you. If you want to smoke weed in the Gili Islands, you are in luck, as it is easy to find some:
Cannabis laws in Indonesia
Indonesia is a Muslim country in Southeast Asia, so it is reasonable to expect very strict drug laws. even the death penalty. The good news is that while punishments are harsh, for possession of cannabis meant for personal use you only face a 4-year maximum sentence and a fine. Of course, it is best to never see an Indonesian prison from the inside, but it is better than a death sentence, which you might receive for the possession of more than 1kg or 5 plants.
It should go without saying that many of the people caught smoking weed in Indonesia get away with just paying a bribe to the policeman that catches them, but that isn’t always a possibility. Overall, you need to be very careful with drugs in Indonesia.
Getting weed in the Gili Islands
Despite the strict laws in Indonesia, getting weed in the Gili islands is easy, especially on Gili Trawangan. There, locals will offer you mushrooms and weed out in the open, and it is hard to miss them in the evening. There are rarely any police on the island, so it is generally safe to get high there. The quality is not amazing, but you should be able to negotiate a very good price and will certainly have enough to get high.