By the end of this guide, you will find out everything you need to know about Cannabis in Porto.
Whether you’re a casual smoker, an inquisitive citizen or a traveler who enjoys a few joints on their trips,
I’ve got you covered ☺
If you have bought cannabis in Porto before, then please feel free to share your experiences with your fellow travelers and smokers 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 with severe punishment, 10= legal] – 4
Cannabis for personal use has been decriminalized in Porto. If you are carrying a small amount on you, you might be let off with a warning (or a fine). However, possession of a large quantity or smoking in public is entirely illegal.
Porto Cannabis Laws
Just as recently as 2001, Portugal has decriminalized all drugs.
What does this mean for you?
Well, it means that you can carry a small quantity of cannabis on yourself. You can even consume it (in private spaces). However, consumption, distribution, or even possession of a larger volume of cannabis is entirely illegal in Porto.
The punishment you will face depends upon a few factors- the amount of cannabis you have on you, your intentions, and the cops who catch you. While some might just let you off with a warning, others might fine you or even try to arrest you.
You are technically ‘allowed’ to carry a small quantity of cannabis on you, meant only for personal use. This quantity is defined as 2.5 grams of cannabis.
So, as long as you have lesser than 2.5 grams, you are fine.
You will most probably just be let off with a warning.
However, if you have a larger quantity of weed on you, or if you are caught smoking it in public, the cops can even arrest you.
In many cases, if you aren’t bothering anyone and being discreet about it, the cops might even turn away and decide you ignore you if you are simply smoking a joint on the road. However, be cautious and don’t attract any attention to yourself.
Keep in mind that the cops can simply come and confiscate your stash and fine you, so if you want to avoid that, just don’t smoke in public.
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
Although you will find hash being sold (and used) more commonly than weed, you might still be able to get your hands on a dealer who is willing to sell weed. The prices vary from dealer to dealer, as does the quality of the cannabis. Unfortunately, you cannot have any guarantee to find good quality weed in Porto. You just have to take a chance.
Prices of Cannabis
You can buy a dose of hash which will give you about 4 to 5 joints- this should cost you around 5 Euros. However, if you look like an easy target (especially if you are a tourist), you will likely get ripped off. You will find the same quantity of weed being sold for around 6 to 7 Euros. Then again, if you don’t know how to haggle, you might end up paying 10 Euros or even more for the same quantity.
Quality of Cannabis
Unfortunately, this is something you cannot have much control over. Most of the time, the dealers end up selling substandard quality hash and weed to customers, especially to tourists. It is a good idea to check the cannabis before you buy it correctly. If you cannot do that, then just buy a small dose instead of wasting your money on a large one.
An essential tip for all tourists- in case you end up with lousy weed, don’t think of going back and picking a fight with the dealers! They might get violent and even rob you! Stay away!
Types of Plant
You will find various strains of cannabis, but they will mostly be hash. Weed is not so common in Porto. Neither do people smoke it, or grow it.
Where can you buy weed in Porto?
There is a place near the riverside called Ribeira Square. This is the most common place to buy weed in Porto. It is a trendy part of town where you will find lots of tourists and locals. Take a walk down the street, where you will find young Moroccan dealers. These are the guys who will sell you cannabis.
Another place you can explore is Cordoraia Park. This is a popular park in Porto where young locals and tourists are seen not only smoking weed openly but also buying from the dealers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to buy weed in parks?
As long as you are discreet about it, you can safely buy weed from parks in Porto. Be careful not to get caught!
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
Again, do it away from super crowded places and away from the eyes of the cops, and you should be just fine!
What happens if you are caught with marijuana?
If you are carrying less than 2.5 grams of weed on you, you are fine. You might be fined, but that’s about it. However, if you have more, or are caught smoking in public, it is illegal, so you might even get arrested!
Is it easy to get weed in Porto?
As long as you know where to look for the dealers, yes, it is easy to get weed in Porto!