By the end of this guide, you will find out everything you need to know about Cannabis in Strasbourg.
Whether you’re a casual smoker, a traveler visiting Strasbourg looking to enjoy a few joints or just a curious citizen,
I’ve got you covered ☺
If you’ve had any experience of buying cannabis in Strasbourg, feel free to share your experiences below in the comments section
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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= very illegal with severe punishment, 10= complete legalization] – 3
Cannabis is completely illegal, and if you are caught with it, you can face two months to even a year in jail, along with a fine of 56 Euros to 1680 Euros.
Strasbourg Cannabis Laws
Any activities relating to cannabis is strictly illegal. This pertains to growing and consuming cannabis even for personal use- in small amounts. There are strict penalties as well- such as a heavy fine along with jail time.
When it comes to cannabis or any soft drug-related activity, the law can be extremely strict in Strasburg. It can be quite difficult to get away scot-free if you are caught with cannabis or hash in your possession. If you are caught smoking it, you can find yourself in even more trouble!
You need to be very careful here!
If the cops catch you, you may face jail time (2 months to even a year), and on top of that, you will also have to pay a fine of anywhere between 56 Euros to 1680 Euros.
However, there are also chances that you come across very friendly cops who will let you off with a warning. This depends completely upon the cops, and also how much cannabis you are carrying with you at that moment. If it is a very small amount, there are chances of you getting away with it
But you would have to be lucky.
By the end of 2018, cannabis was decriminalized, but still illegal. This is why you might get away with a fine if they catch you with a small amount, but you might not get away completely scot-free.
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
Since you cannot find any ‘legal shops’ in Strasbourg which sell cannabis, the quality and price of weed you can get your hands on will completely depend upon the dealer. Most of the time, though, the local dealers will try to rip you off and charge you a high price for mediocre quality weed, so you need to be aware when buying weed from them.
Prices of Cannabis
You can get cannabis in Strasbourg for 7 to 10 Euros a gram. However, the local dealers will most probably try to charge you a higher amount if you are a tourist. Be careful of this, and learn to negotiate.
You will also get a stick of Moroccan hash for 20 Euros. Again, the local dealers will try to rip you off and sell substandard hash. If you have any idea about it, it is better to smell it and maybe try a bit first, before buying a large amount.
Unfortunately, you cannot get your hands on very good quality weed or hash in Strasbourg. You will have to rely on the dealers, who, more often than not, will not have quality stuff on them.
Although the quality of hash is better than the weed, so that’s something you can consider.
Types of Plant
The most common thing that you will find in Strasbourg is Moroccan Hash, but the quality of this can also vary, depending upon whom you are buying it from. As for cannabis, there aren’t too many strains you can choose from.
You are at the mercy of your dealers
Play it safe and opt for some hash instead, maybe.
Cannabis Culture in Strasbourg
When it comes to the law, Strasbourg is extremely strict, and there are severe penalties for those who get caught with cannabis or hash. However, you will find many young locals smoking weed and hash without much care.
Generally, the cops will look away as long as you are not creating a scene or disturbing cannabis. However, it depends completely upon the authorities and their moods.
So play it safe, and smoke within your home.
Don’t take it out in public, or you’ll be left with a big fine to pay, which doesn’t seem to be worth it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is buying weed in the parks safe?
Technically, no. If you get caught buying weed in public, you can be arrested and detained, as it is a criminal offense. If you must, then do it very discreetly.
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
You can if you are very careful and discreet about it. However, in case you get caught, you will face a severe penalty. So it’s better to keep the smoking in your home, to be safe.
What happens if you get caught with marijuana?
In case you are caught with a very small amount, there is a chance that you might just be left off with a warning. However, there are higher chances that the cops will fine you (around 200 Euros). In case you are caught with a larger amount. However, you can face jail time for two months to even a year, along with a huge fine.
Is it easy to get weed in Strasbourg?
Since there are no legal dispensaries, cannabis clubs, or shops in Strasbourg, it can be difficult to get your hands on cannabis. On top of that, it is generally difficult to get weed, but hash is more readily available.