In this guide, you will find out everything there is to know about Cannabis in Ghent, where to find it, how much it costs, and the laws surrounding it.
If you are a casual smoker or traveling to Ghent to enjoy some cannabis, or just curious about the laws,
I’ve got you covered! ☺
If you’ve had any experience of buying cannabis in Ghent before, feel free to share your tips and experiences with fellow travelers and smokers. Simply comment below and help a fellow smoker out!
Thanks in advance!
Disclaimer: I don’t provide legal advice or encourage the use of cannabis or any other illicit substances.
Tolerance Level Guesstimation [1= very illegal, 10= completely legal] – 4
Possession, cultivation, and consumption of cannabis for personal is decriminalized, which is excellent. However, if you are caught with even as little as 3 grams, you might still be fined.
Ghent Cannabis Laws
Cannabis is illegal in Ghent. However, you are allowed to possess, consume, and even grow ONE plant in your private property, as long as it is for personal use. You cannot smoke, carry, or grow cannabis in public. If you do, it could lead you into great legal trouble.
If the cops catch you with anything less than 3 grams of cannabis, there is a high chance that you will be fined (anywhere between 70 Euros to 125 Euros). You should not smoke in public- if the cops see you, they can confiscate your weed and fine you. But there’s a small chance they’ll just let it slide too.
It depends on your luck, I guess.
Cannabis Prices and Quality
You should be able to get a gram of weed for around 10 Euros, which might seem like a lot. However, the quality of cannabis is quite excellent- above average, as compared to most other places. You can start with buying a small quantity. This is not only safer but also helps you test out the quality before buying more.
Where can you get marijuana in Ghent?
Since Ghent is primarily a student city, is it filled with young locals and students who smoke cannabis regularly. The proximity to the Netherlands means that the quality of cannabis is also pretty great.
The safest and most legal bet for you to get weed in Ghent would be to simply take a drive down to Netherlands (it’s quite a short, pleasant drive) and buy cannabis legally there. Other than that, the young students might have a good idea about where you can get dealers in the city. Overpoortstraat is a commonplace which is filled with young students, and a great place to find dealers who sell weed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to buy weed in parks?
If you must buy weed from the parks, do it very discreetly. If you get caught, you could even be arrested. If it just doesn’t seem worth the risk, drive to the Netherlands and get your weed legally!
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
You can smoke hash on the streets, as long as you don’t do it right in front of the cops, or super crowded places.
What happens if you are caught with marijuana?
In case you are caught with as little as 3 grams of marijuana, the cops can fine you and even confiscate your weed. Any more than that, and they might even arrest you (thinking you to be a dealer).
Is it easy to get weed in Ghent?
As long as you know where the good dealers are, it’s easy to get weed in Ghent. Simply ask the young students around town!