Ushuaia is the capital of the Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina. It is often advertised as the southernmost city in the world and certainly is in a very peculiar location. There is a lot of interesting nature, animals and local history to see and experience in Ushuaia, but what about the weed? Well, it won’t be much of an issue for you to score some with the help of this guide! Keep on reading for our guide to cannabis in Ushuaia.
Cannabis laws in Argentina
Argentia is a country that takes after Spain a lot, which could explain why marijuana laws there are so relaxed. Currently, the possession of small amounts of cannabis meant for your own use is decriminalized. What this means is that if you are caught with a bit of weed on you, no more than a couple of grams, you will only get a fine and no prison or anything more serious. Argentina has also moved towards the legalization of medicinal marijuana, and it is currently legal in some states. They have a long way to go, but recreational legalization will likely come about in the near future.
A lot of people in Argentina smoke weed and it is common to encounter teenagers or young adults, just smoking in public, especially in parks. You shouldn’t worry too much about smoking, just keep in mind that you should avoid the cops and everything should be fine. But as long as you do not look suspicious and carry a lot of cannabis on you, everything will be fine.
Getting weed in Ushuaia
There are a lot of people smoking weed in Ushuaia, so it shouldn’t be much of a problem for you to get any. In the evening just ask around, especially the young men, and you will get some marijuana within minutes. The truth is that Argentinian people are very open-minded about weed and will gladly help you. The prices depend a lot and you might end up paying a “tourist tax” when buying weed. Generally, the prices are about 50$ for a 10-15 gram baggie of weed, but if you buy less the price will increase. It is advisable to not carry more than a few grams on you for legal reasons.