Weed in the Riviera Maya

Located in the eastern part of the Yucatan peninsula, the Riviera Maya is one of the leading tourist resorts of Mexico. There are many villages and resorts that are worth visiting on the Riviera, most notably Playa del Carmen and Tulum.  Smoking some weed while relaxing on the beach is a great way to take your vacation up a notch. Cannabis is illegal in Mexico, but consumers are not the aim of the laws, so buying weed is relatively easy wherever you are in the Riviera Maya.

Cannabis laws in Mexico

For many years Mexico has had issues with the illicit drug trade. Recently there has been a lot of talk about the legalization of marijuana, but this is still years away. Current laws, however, are quite liberal towards small time cannabis users. The possession of small amounts of weed meant for personal use is decriminalized and there is no punishment for it. Anything under 5 grams is considered to be a small amount of weed. The police in Mexico can be very corrupt, however, and you might be asked for a bribe even if you are caught with a little bit of weed.

Overall you will not get in much trouble for smoking weed in Mexico as long as you do not carry more than 5 grams on you. It is still best to be discrete and avoid cops though.

Getting weed in the Riviera Maya

Because of all of the tourists, there are a lot of people selling weed in the Riviera Maya. If you walk around the beach of any more touristy area, you will most likely be approached by dealers. Otherwise, just ask in any shop that sells pipes and other stoner accessories, they will most likely be able to hook you up. The weed is usually very cheap at a few dollars per gram.

Check out our weed guides to Tijuana and Cancun

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