In this guide, you will find out everything there is to know about Cannabis in Venice, where to find it, how much it costs, and the laws surrounding it.
Whether you are just a casual smoker looking for more information, or you want to travel to Venice and enjoy some of the local cannabis,
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Tolerance Level Guesstimation [1= very illegal with severe punishment, 10= completely legal] – 3.5
Even though cannabis has been decriminalized for personal, medical, and industrial use, the laws are still stringent, and it is not tolerated in the city.
Venice Cannabis Laws
Cannabis is illegal in Italy, although a small amount for personal use and medical use has recently been decriminalized. It is interesting to know that the strictness of the law varies from city to city in Italy. While the weed laws are slightly less strict in Rome, they are more stringent in Venice.
Even though cannabis for ‘personal use’ is decriminalized, no one knows what quantity signifies ‘personal use.’ You might be caught and fined for carrying even as less as 5 grams of weed on you- depends on the cop who caught you.
There are several medical marijuana dispensaries in Venice. You will also find ‘legal cannabis shops’ here. However, the cannabis sold here is referred to as ‘cannabis light’ and is simply not potent at all!
Venice laws are stricter when it comes to cannabis.
Even so, it is still the most widely consumed illegal drug!
If you are caught with a small amount of weed on you in public, there are chances that the cops will mark you and send you off with a warning. Of course, they can also confiscate your weed and fine you if they want to.
However, if you are caught twice, there are chances of the cops sending you to jail and putting a hefty fine on you.
So stay safe, don’t smoke in public- it’s just easier that way.
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
The quality of cannabis you end up with will significantly vary from dealer to dealer. Since the laws are stringent when it comes to cannabis in Venice, it can be quite challenging to get your hands on anything good quality in the city. The prices of hash are slightly lower than weed, but still, you will find the weed in Venice to be cheaper than most other cities.
Prices of Cannabis
Surprisingly, you will be able to find weed in Venice for around 4 to 7 Euros per gram. Hash is even cheaper! If you want to opt for the standard and famous brand of Moroccan hash, you can get about half an oz. for 40 Euros.
Quality of Weed
There is absolutely no way to guarantee what kind of weed you will get on your hands. You can always ask to try some out before you buy it, but still, you will mostly end up with quite mediocre quality. Once in a while, though, you might come across some good quality weed or hash, if you are lucky.
Types of Plant
The most common kind you will find in Venice is the Moroccan hash of the black variety. Along with this, you will also find the Blonde variety and something known as Skunk. Of course, the hash is more readily available than weed.
Where can you get cannabis in Venice?
Unfortunately, you will have quite tough luck finding cannabis in the city of Venice. The laws are quite intolerant towards weed, and although you might come across people openly smoking it, buying it can be quite the task.
You can take a vaporetto ride and reach Lido, which is a beach near Venice, just about 10 minutes away. Here, you will have much better luck finding dealers and even have the opportunity to smoke in public without too much hassle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to buy weed in parks?
In Venice, the laws are way stricter than the neighboring cities. Unfortunately, you might not have much luck buying weed from the parks. If the cops catch you, you can get into a lot of trouble. It’s not safe, technically, but if you are discreet about it, you might be okay.
Can you smoke hash on the streets?
If the cops catch you smoking hash on the streets, there are high chances of you getting a huge fine and your weed getting confiscated. Of course, if you have a large amount of cannabis on you, you can even be sent to jail.
What happens if you are caught with marijuana?
It depends on the cops who catch you. While some might let you off with a warning, others might fine you, confiscate the weed, or even lock you up for being a ‘dealer.’
Is it easy to get weed in Venice?
It is quite challenging to get weed in Venice. You would have to travel to Lido beach where you will have better luck.