In this guide, you will find out everything there is to know about Cannabis in Lisbon, where to find it, how much it costs, and the laws surrounding it.
Whether you’re a casual smoker looking for more information, or you are traveling to Milan and want to enjoy a few joints,
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Tolerance Level Guesstimation [1= very illegal with severe punishment, 10= complete legalization] – 3.5
Cannabis is entirely illegal in Milan, although you may get away with just a fine if you are caught with a small amount on you. Even medical marijuana is legal but very limited in its scope.
Milan Cannabis Laws
Cannabis, in all its forms and uses, is entirely illegal in Milan. Ever since 2016, it has become legal to grow hemp from certain ‘approved’ strains, and the cannabis which you get from this is extremely light and not at all potent. However, you are technically not allowed to smoke or consume this kind of cannabis.
Medical marijuana is also legal, kind of.
The scope is minimal, and the potency of this cannabis is also quite low. Some of the medical marijuana is imported from international boundaries.
That being said, you will find ‘legal cannabis shops’ in Milan, which sell a specific ‘light cannabis.’ The funny part is- you can buy it, but you cannot smoke it or eat it.
Well, what you do within your private property is your own business, so if you do want to smoke it or eat it, no one can stop you.
The first, most important thing you need to know about Milan is that cannabis is entirely illegal. Although you will find ‘legal cannabis shops’ around town, and even medical marijuana dispensaries, the cannabis you find here is very, well, different.
If you are caught with a small amount of cannabis on you, the cops can fine you and even confiscate your weed. However, as long as you are not creating a nuisance, disturbing the marijuana or smoking it in a public space, you will be fine.
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
When it comes to buying cannabis in Milan, you will find that hash is often more accessible and more plentiful than weed. That is if you are planning to buy from the street dealers. The price and quality will also vary from dealer to dealer.
You also have the option to visit any of the ‘legal cannabis shops’ in town. Of course, the potency of the cannabis here is quite laugh-worthy!
Prices of Cannabis
Just like most cities in Europe, you will find weed being sold for around 10 Euros a gram in Milan. However, it is possible to negotiate the price down by a few Euros. The cost of hash is also around the same – around 10 Euros for a gram.
Quality of weed
The quality of weed that you buy from the street dealers vary from dealer to dealer. There is no way to assure that you end up with good quality weed on your hands. You will just have to take a chance.
Of course, if you buy your cannabis from the medical dispensaries or the legal weed shops, the quality will be much better. The potency, however, is negligible.
Types of Plant
You will find certain ‘approved’ strains of hemp being sold in the legal cannabis shops in Milan. These strains are pre-approved by the Government, and usually quite low in their potency.
If you buy your cannabis from the street dealers, you will mostly find Moroccan hash, black, and a few other strains, which are honestly not quite great.
Cannabis Culture in Milan
While cannabis is very illegal in Milan, you will find a lot of people smoking it, even quite openly. There are dealers on the streets and in the parks. However, there are also cops and hidden cameras. If you must buy from the streets, you need to be very careful.
A lot of people smoke hash and weed on the streets, and it is quite tolerated.
The legal cannabis shops are also becoming more and more popular, but how long they will stay, no one knows. These shops sell ‘collectors’ items- so cannabis products which you are technically not allowed to smoke or eat.
Spoiler alert- everyone smokes and eats them anyway!
Medical Marijuana in Milan
Cannabis for medicinal purposes is legal in Milan. However, only specific strains are allowed, and the THC levels are quite low. This medical marijuana is meant strictly for pain management and those with chronic illnesses. There are a few medical marijuana dispensaries as well in Milan.
Where can you buy weed in Milan?
A funny thing about the streets of Milan is that you will find more people willing to sell hash than weed!
But still, if weed is what you are looking for, you will find it.
Visit a place called Park Sempione, which is just behind the Sforzesco’s Castle. Here, you will find young Italian, African, or Moroccan dealers willing to sell ‘fumo.’
Be careful of the cops here!
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to buy weed from parks?
In most cases, you will have no other choice but to buy your weed from parks! It is not entirely safe, because you need to keep an eye out for the cops or hidden cameras. Be extremely discreet, and you might be able to get away with it.
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
While it is technically illegal to smoke hash on the streets, you will still find a few people doing it. That doesn’t mean that you should do it too! If the cops catch you, you can be fined! However, if you avoid smoking it in public spaces or right in front of the cops, you can smoke hash.
What happens if you are caught with marijuana?
Honestly, if you have just a few grams on you, the worst is that your weed gets confiscated, and you have to pay a fine. In most cases, it is just tolerated. However, if you are caught smoking it, or distributing it, you are in much more trouble.
Is it easy to get weed in Milan?
It is way easier to get hash in Milan, rather than weed. However, if you know where to look, you will find dealers willing to sell you weed as well.