In this guide, you will find out everything there is to know about Cannabis in Bordeaux, where to find it, how much it costs, and the laws surrounding it.
Whether you’re a casual smoker, or a fellow traveler looking to enjoy a few joints while traveling,
I’ve got you covered ☺
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Disclaimer: I don’t provide any legal advice or encourage the use of cannabis or any other illicit substances
Tolerance Level Guesstimation [1= highly illegal, 10= completely legal] – 4
Cannabis is illegal in Bordeaux. However, the laws have slightly relaxed since 2016. If you are caught with a small amount of weed, you will simply be let off with a fine.
While cannabis remains illegal in Bordeaux, if you happen to have a small quantity of weed or hash on you, you might be let off with just a fine of around 200 Euros. However, growing, selling, and smoking marijuana in public is still a criminal offense, so be careful in regards to that.
In case the cops catch you smoking a joint in public, they might let you off with just a warning
If they are feeling friendly!
However, you’ll likely have to pay the fine.
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
The price you will have to pay for a gram of cannabis depends upon your dealer. While typically it should not cost you more than 10 Euros for a gram, the local dealers are known to hike up the prices for tourists. Be a good negotiator, and you should be just fine!
Cannabis is illegal in Bordeaux, so you will not find any ‘legal weed shops’ where you can buy good quality cannabis from. However, medical marijuana is still available, and you might find good quality weed from these dispensaries.
Types of Plant
You will find quite a few varieties of cannabis in the medical dispensaries which sell you medical marijuana. However, when you are buying weed from local dealers or street vendors, you might not have much choice in the strain you wish to buy, and often, can end up with low-quality cannabis.
Where can you buy cannabis in Bordeaux?
To find good cannabis in Bordeaux, you have to know your way around town. If you don’t know any locals who can direct you to good dealers, you are on your own.
You will have to rely on street dealers.
Place de la Victorie is a popular tourist spot in Bordeaux, where you might find dealers selling both weed and hash. However, the quality you end up with will greatly depend upon your dealer.
Learn to negotiate, so you don’t end up paying a huge amount!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is buying weed in the parks safe?
While it remains illegal to do so, you might not have much of a choice, since there are no cannabis clubs or shops in Bordeaux. However, there are places available that sell medical marijuana, so that can be your safest bet. If you must buy weed from parks, you should be extremely discreet about it and look out for cops.
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
Well, you can, but if you get caught, you might fall into a lot of trouble. It’s just safer to smoke at home to avoid the entire ordeal with the police.
What happens if you are caught with marijuana?
If you are caught with just a small amount of marijuana, the cops will throw a fine of around 200 Euros your way and let you go. However, if you are caught smoking it or distributing it, you might even be sent to jail.
Is it easy to get weed in Bordeaux?
If you know where to look, yes, it can be easy. However, for a tourist, it might be difficult to know exactly where to find good dealers and how to stay safe while buying weed.