Weed in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania, that has been booming in popularity amongst tourists, especially from Europe. The island is known for its spice markets, amazing weather, and great beaches. If you want to smoke some weed while vacationing in Zanzibar, that shouldn’t be an issue, especially with our article:

Cannabis laws in Zanzibar

Zanzibar is a part of Tanzania and the cannabis laws there are harsh if carried out by the book. For possession of a small amount of weed, you can expect a prison sentence and a fine, with the punishment getting more severe with larger quantities, when cultivating or if selling. That being said, the enforcement of those laws is almost nonexistent, cannabis is often smoked by the locals and the government is not too concerned with it.

While cannabis is illegal in Tanzania, the police do not care too much about it and even if you do get caught, you can expect to get away with a bribe. However, it is still illegal, and getting caught can be a scary experience, so it’s better to be extra safe if you do smoke.

Getting weed in Zanzibar

Finding weed in Zanzibar shouldn’t be an issue for most tourists. Cannabis is popular on the island and the locals are friendly, so you will just need to ask around and you will find some. The people selling trinkets around the beach often sell, but also the people working in the hospitality industry will be able to hook you up with weed. Keep in mind that the weed here is generally not the best quality, but it compensates with its cheap price.

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