Canary Islands, Spain

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: Spain’s constitution gives considerable protection to what people do in the privacy of their homes.

“The Spanish law says that personal behavior in a private place, and this includes private land and outbuildings, is protected by the constitution,” “The controversial issues are that police are allowed to determine if what you are doing is personal or if it is meant for distribution, which is illegal, and they are also allowed to arrest you if your cannabis activities or possession are outside of your private domain.”

ARSEC – the country’s premier marijuana legalization organization

Law enforcement: Drug use and possession for personal use do not constitute a criminal offence under Spanish law. However, public consumption is penalized with administrative fines.

Public possession of less than two ounces of cannabis is not a criminal offense, although heavy administrative fines can be levied. Possession of more than two ounces, growing for sale, or selling are considered criminal offenses, but prison terms are not as severe as those levied in the US.

Where to buy marijuana in the Canary Islands: I was walking around las palmas downtown and there was a guy trying to sell something else in spanish. I asked for hash and we went to a couple of kilometres away from downtown by taxi (I payed it of course). He said hash costs 20€/10g and he would take half of it for resale profit. It was fine to me, since it was so cheap, but the result was really poor also. It was the crappiest hash I’ve ever seen, but considering the price, it was ok.

Tourist resorts are actually better places to find quality hash, there seemed to be someone always selling coke and hash outside those bar/club centres in Puerto Rico and Playa del Ingles. Quality hash cost 6€/g and was pretty good a-level product from Marocco.

Marijuana prices: Really poor quality was 20€/10g, better quality hash from resorts was 5-10€/g.

Brands: Moroccan hashes are everywhere, quality ranges from the poorest I’ve seen to very good 0-0 quality. You just need to find a good person.