In this guide, you will find out everything there is to know about Cannabis in Rome, where to find it, how much it costs, and the laws surrounding it.
Whether you’re just a casual smoker looking for more information, or you are traveling to Rome and want to know more about finding cannabis there,
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Tolerance Level Guesstimation [1= very illegal with severe punishment, 10= completely legal] – 7
Very recently, cannabis has been decriminalized for personal use, although it remains illegal in Rome. However, cannabis has been made legal for industrial as well as medicinal purposes!
Rome Cannabis Laws
The cannabis laws in Rome are quite fascinating and quite complicated.
Let us start with the basics.
Cannabis is illegal in Rome, Italy. However, it has been decriminalized for personal use.
That is excellent news!
Now, since 2016, cannabis for industrial and medicinal use has also been made legal. This was done mainly to support the industrial hemp farmers in Italy.
There are several ‘cannabis shops’ in Rome, and you will be quite surprised to see a new one popping up at every street corner. However, the cannabis sold in these shops is ‘light cannabis,’ with a very low THC content.
Now, here is where it gets interesting.
All of these items found in the shops are ‘collector’s items’ and can be taken back home as souvenirs. They are not meant to eat or smoke.
But then again, what you do within the privacy of your own home is your own business.
In Rome, the cops are pretty chilled out about cannabis. Although it is illegal, it has been decriminalized for personal use. You can possess up to 5 grams of cannabis on you, and maybe even smoke in public. If a cop is somehow unpleased, he might just confiscate the weed and lay a fine on you, but that’s about it.
If you want to smoke some bud in public, then make sure you are not doing it in public spaces, or right in front of the cops. That is just disrespectful. As long as you are discreet, you will be just fine. The laws are pretty relaxed.
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
If you are looking to buy your cannabis from street dealers, then prepare to be disappointed. The quality is quite mediocre, and there are high chances of you getting ripped off as well. However, you can also buy cannabis products from legal stores.
The only catch is, you cannot smoke. But you might still be able to enjoy the cannabis trip. So it is up to you.
Prices of Cannabis
If you buy your cannabis as ‘collectibles’ from the legal stores, the prices will vary according to the kind of product you buy.
However, the price for weed on the streets is 10 Euros for about 0.7 to 1.5 grams. For 20 Euros, you can get 2 to 3 grams, and for 50 Euros, 6 to 12 grams.
You can also buy hash for about the same price.
But remember to negotiate. You might be able to decrease the price by a few Euros. Most importantly, try and not buy anything without measuring the quantity first, or you will end up paying a lot for a much smaller amount.
Quality of Weed
The quality of cannabis that you buy from the streets will mostly be mediocre. But that is just a chance you have to take if you want to score some weed in Rome.
Types of Plant
Depending upon your dealer and where you buy from, you can either end up with good quality cannabis or just poor quality weed, which is not even worth smoking. The different types you will find in Rome are:
- Moroccan hash
- Black Afghani
Of course, you might also come across some great strains every once in a while, like an orange bud, but you have to know where to look and who to look for.
Where can you buy marijuana in Rome?
You should visit the San Lorenzo district, where you will find a lot of student crowds, and of course, dealers. The Moroccan and Albanian guys are usually dealers, and they will recognize you before you recognize them. Just make eye contact with them, and they will approach you to sell you ‘fumo,’ which is just slang for weed.
Another place you can visit is the Piazza di Santa Caterinadella Rota. Again, just follow the same protocol. Make eye contact, and ask them for fumo. You can probably buy a gram for 10 Euros, but you might also be able to negotiate the price.
If you are looking to buy hash, you should go to Ponte Sisto (Piazza Trilussa). Of course, be careful of the cops, and be discreet about what you are doing.
Medical Marijuana in Rome
Fortunately, you will find medical marijuana and several dispensaries in Rome. The potency of cannabis, however, is not what you would want it to be.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to buy weed from parks?
Generally, the cops are quite relaxed about cannabis in Rome. You might be able to find dealers around parks, and you can even buy from them, but you have to be discreet about it. Keep in mind that it is still illegal, and you might get into trouble if you are caught openly buying weed.
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
Well, you can, but not out in public spaces or front of the cops. If they catch you, they can fine you and even confiscate your weed, so just be safe and smoke where you will not get caught.
What happens if you are caught with marijuana?
If you are caught with as little as 5 grams of cannabis, the chances are that the cops will just fine you, confiscate the weed, or just let you be, if you are not causing any trouble. However, you are not allowed to smoke it in public, and if you are caught, you might be in legal trouble.
Is it easy to get weed in Rome?
If you know the places, you will find it quite easy to get weed in Rome. You can always explore the legal stores, but remember, the cannabis here is not for smoking, so it kind of defeats the purpose.