In this guide, you will find out everything there is to know about Cannabis in Antwerp, where to find it, how much it costs, and the laws surrounding it.
If you are a casual smoker traveling to Antwerp, a long time citizen looking for more information, or just someone curious about the laws,
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If you have visited Antwerp before and purchased cannabis, please share your experiences with your fellow smokers and travelers in the comments section below.
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Disclaimer: I don’t provide legal advice or encourage the use of cannabis or any other illicit substances.
Tolerance Level Guesstimation [1= completely illegal, 10= completely legal] –2
Cannabis is completely illegal as per the law. However, if you have a minimal amount on you (less than 3 grams), you are not likely to get into too much trouble for it.
Antwerp Cannabis Laws
As recently as 2015, you could easily possess 3 grams of cannabis without thinking twice about it. However, the laws have recently changed, making even this quantity illegal. If the cops catch you with any amount of cannabis on you (3 t 5 grams), 1 of 2 things could happen:
- They fine you around 70 Euros and let you go
- They simply turn a blind eye and don’t bother you about it
However, if you have more than 3-5 grams on you, you could be in bigger trouble with the law.
It is also tolerated if you decide to grow one (female) cannabis plant in your home. However, smoking it, distributing it, or growing it in public is entirely illegal.
Don’t carry more than 3 grams of cannabis on you, or smoke in public places- like near the river, secluded parks, on the open streets. If the cops catch you, they could make you pay up a big fine if they want to.
Or they could let you go.
It depends on your luck and their mood.
Cannabis Prices and Quality
You will find some of the finest strains of cannabis in Antwerp due to their proximity to the Netherlands. If you are a fan of hash, you can easily score some for around 7 Euros a gram. As for weed, you should be able to get a gram for 10 Euros.
The quality you will come across will mostly be a high quality bud, which is great for smokers! Be sure to test out a little bit first before buying it from your dealer!
Where to buy weed in Antwerp?
Groenplaats- a main square around the city is your best bet when it comes to finding dealers. Other than that, you can keep an eye out near trails, parks, or even near the river.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to buy weed in parks?
Well, do it discreetly, and you should be just fine. Make sure that the cops don’t see you, because the parks are where you will come across a lot of dealers looking to sell anyway.
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
It depends. Of course, you can do it, but whether or not you fall into big trouble depends upon whether you get caught by the cops or not. Some police might just turn away, while some might fine you and confiscate your weed.
What happens if you get caught with marijuana?
If you are carrying less than 3 grams of marijuana on you, there is a chance that you’ll just be let off with a warning. If you have around 5 grams, then there’s a chance you will be fined. However, any more and you might even get arrested, so play it safe.
Is it easy to get weed in Antwerp?
There are certain spots where you can easily find dealers hanging around- Groenplaats, near the river, in the parks, etc.