Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: Cannabis is illegal and is now a Class C drug. It’s against the law to possess it, sell it or give it away, grow it or let your place be used for smoking it.
Law enforcement: Use common sense. Don’t blow smoke into a cops face and you’ll be fine. Cops are used to people smoking a joint at night on the beach after clubbing anyways. Police generally turn a blind eye if you’re smoking in a park or on the beach or only have a very small amount, but you occasionally get some policemen who love to stop and search you, especially in the rougher neighborhoods, moulescoumbe, whitehawk, hollingdean etc.
Where to buy marijuana: Your best bet, as a tourist, is to go to the seafront in the evenings. Or go into any student pub and ask around, more likely than not someone will be able to pass you onto a dealer.
another reporter added: “go to the skatepark at the level and ask some of the older-looking guys there. they will almost deffinately be able to either sell you some or hook you up with a dealer.
go to the beach on a friday or saterday night (2-3am) when the clubs are closing and there will be a lot of people walking up and down selling both cannabis and pills (usually extacy)”
Marijuana prices: very nice homegrown buds are between 20 and 25 pounds per 1/8 or 3.2-3.5g. expect to pay more if you’re buying less: 1.2-1.5 will be 10pounds worth, or less if you’re buying in bulk. 1oz should not cost more than 140, but a decent dealer will get 1oz for 100-120.
hash or bushweed is harder to find but will be cheaper, at around half the price.
Marijuana brands: homegrowing in brighton is fairly common, so as a result there is nearly always some very nice ganj available somewhere.
More information: Brighton ius a very bohemian, laid-back town, full of old and young hippies and students. it is common to smell the sweet smell of fine ‘erbs when walking in the lanes or town centre.