Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5
Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in Panama, and so is any related action.
Law enforcement: There is a main police station in the middle of town on the waterfront. For the most part, the police aren’t looking to bust tourists unless you are smoking in public or buying or selling in broad daylight.
Where to buy marijuana: The town park after dark is filled with people looking to do business with you. Ask any rasta and you will be happy with what they have to say. Much of the better weed in Bocas del Toro is found across the bay in Bastimentos. Take a boat for 3-5 dollars across the bay and ask around, your bound to find someone who can offer you something at a far better price than in Bocas Town.
Marijuana prices: 35-40 = 1 oz in Bastimentos.
In Bocas Town, we could only find smaller increments and they were of inferior quality and much pricier
More Information: Do not give your money to anyone who has to go get the weed for you. We got fooled our first try and trusted a very friendly local who “just had to run around the corner” to get us our smoke. Well needless to say he never returned and we lost our 30 bucks. Just be smart and only give them money if they have what you want in front of your eyes.