Bali, Indonesia

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2.5

Legislation: Possession, Sale, and Consumption of Marijuana is Illegal and punishable with prison 10 years prison and the death penalty is given for trafficking.

Law enforcement: The laws are enforced strongly, especially recently over the controversy with the Bali nine, and Australian trafficking and terrorist attacks. Searches happen though this is mainly for bombs. Though Bali is highly concentrated with police in tourist areas especially Kuta and Legian. Police will except bribes, and generally know not to hassle tourists without due cause.

Where to buy marijuana in bali: Head down to Poppies lane in Kuta and walk around the square that area has a high concentration of dealers; also you can hookup from other tourists, particularly Aussie surfer dudes. Night Clubs will be abundant with dealers and you will generally be approached more than once in areas like Kuta. Be careful when you buy your weed there is a lot of dealers selling you fake stuff, in fact you will most likely be offered this, even though it looks like pot it will not smell like it, the fake stuff smells dusty. I suggest u smoke a bit of it first to test it, tell them you want to test it and that you will pay for the bag if its real weed and they have no problem, though of recent the tsunami’s in Banda Aceh have seriously affected the marijuana available, most local marijuana comes from Aceh, and the supply has been temporarily cut off for now, causing prices to increase, and way too much fake marijuana being available. In fact In my own experience I co uldn’t even manage to score real weed despite the myriad of dealers. In Bali Shrooms are legally sold and I do recommend you purchase some, makes for a wonderful experience with someone special, In the Mushroom Warungs (cafeteria’s) ask the person to hook you up, just make sure you try before you buy. Yet as you are buying from a warung you will probably get real stuff. Beware of all the hustlers who offer you a hook up chances are they end up taking u to the end somewhere scamming you to pay transport and tell you that the guy just ran out though he will have some later and then you end up being forced to buy some handicrafts or something. So just be careful Hustlers are plentiful and the scams elaborate.

a recent report we recieved : “Essentially all over Bali you can get it, However mainly on Jalan Legian, which is the street that ALOT of the bars/pubs/clubs are on in Bali and therefore alot of tourists. I tend never to really go to Nusa Dua, as it is the more expensive part of Bali, so im unsure as to whether you can get it there. But wherever there is a large body of tourists you will find both genuine dealers and scam artists. So as in the other article you can ask to test it and that will be ok, as long as you aren’t cheeky about it.”

Bali Marijuana prices: Aceh Weed and Nepalese hash 500,000 Rupiah for a good 10 grams, though make sure you bargain you will initially be charged much more and u can get the price down to 350,000 Rupiah. Australian hydro varies, Aussies get better prices than others, though its about 30 USD for a gram, but as I said earlier prices vary greatly ive heard people saying they’ve paid as much as 80 USD for a gram. Though generally I suggest you don’t pay that much, it means prices go up and stay up.

a recent erport we recieved is: “The prices that are stated in the original report are rip off prices, however if you are a tourist and cannot speak the language or are only speaking from a book, you will generally get those sorts of prices. Good weed is indeed incredibly hard to come by, but if you are a good negotiator (and you manage to find it) you can get it for 50-100 thou, depending on your attitude with the guy.”

Brands: Australian Hydro (mainly skunk, especially red hair), Nepalese Hash, Thai Sticks, Aceh Weed, Scwhag.

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The main problem with smoking in public is that if people think they can get a bob or two out of reporting you to the police, then they will. Either the police will expect a bribe (higher if your a Tourist). But they may also use the situation to get money out of the premises, as that is where they found you. Smoking in clubs isnt really tolerated as Bali is incredibly security conscious after the bombings. Also there is the risk of police coming into the club, either for a different reson or because someone else has reported you, so due to the hassle of having to deal with the police the club/pub owners generally dont like it. Smoking on the beach is always fun, but it can be quite windy, and not really reccommended. Hotels are probably the safest place to smoke, just as long as you dont really rouse much suspicion. Any harder drugs can be found there or in Club 66 or along Jalan Legian (with plenty of people whispering in broken english the names and slan g names). 66 is essentially a rave everynight, in a club that is right on the beach. Even if you dont do any drugs, it is recommended (althought slightly more expensive than other places), as long as your comfortable around homosexuals, but usually they make they night more interesting.

Batam Island, Indonesia

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2

Legislation: Marijuana is a Class A drug in Indonesia, on the same level as heroin.

Law enforcement: Since the government closed down the casinos the police have targetted narcotics as a reveue source. Be very careful here, the police use entrapment a lot to catch drug users. Being caught with just one joint could mean 6-10 months in prison. If you get caught with marijuana, your only way out is to negotiate with the Narkoba police and if you are a foreigner they will hit you hard for $.

Where to buy marijuana: Try the Ojeks (motorcycle taxis). Also can try some of the working girls. Be extremely careful.

Marijuana prices: RP 250,000 for 150-250 gm, will come with lots of stick and seeds.

Marijuana brands: Only poor quality swag is available. The quality is pretty shitty.

More information: If you buy ganja here, don’t let the seller know where you are staying. Otherwise you could get a visit by the narkoba police afterwards.

Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.6

Legislation: Dope smoking is illegal in Indonesia. If you get caught expect to part with cash to bribe the police

Law enforcement: The Gili’s advertises themselves as free from ‘motors, police and dogs’. There is no permanent police presence on the islands, though they occasionally visit. However, everyone knows when they are coming.

Where to buy marijuana: Everywhere. Just look for any guy wearing dreadlocks (and that’s a lot) and they will set you up. It is common to score weed before you find accomodation.

Turn left when you get off the ferry and look for a Rastaman or cafe playing Bob Marley and ask for weed.

Marijuana prices: IDR 600,000 ($USD 80) will get you an ounce. Though it will need to be manicured.

Marijuana brands: Just leaf and tip. Most comes from Sumatra and is pretty rough to smoke. The locals can roll the most amazing joints and it is customary to share with the guys who supplied the weed

Jakarta, Indonesia

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2

Legislation: it is illegal to posess or smoke marijuana in this country

DEATH upon conviction, even a small plant with no flowering lands you at least US$2500 fine + jail term. Not sure if caught with a handful of buds though.

Law enforcement: sometimes enforced, but other times the police just looks the other way.

The police has no idea what marijuana looks/smells like, but be careful of drugraids. Smoking up in public is no problem, as long as there is no police around. If locals catch you they will just laugh. I my self rolled a big joint while walking on one of the major streets (at midnight).

usually slacks, they are more intere$ted in swooping big nightclubs where all the action is, to be safe, stay away from nightspots..

Where to buy marijuana: Kampung Ambon in Cengkareng is the wholesale marijuana hub in Jakarta, it is where the best stuff is sold. Other places to find would be in the discotheques, just ask the dealers scattered around.

A good place to get weed from is Block M near a mall called “pasar raya”. just ask one of the indonisians hanging around, selling DVD. The weed in Block M is good but if you want to score hash, go to the north, to “Glodok” or “Mangga Dua”. Another good place to get weed is Kemang, dont be afraid to ask people, its totaly safe.

and also: “this is tricky, I have followed the advice from previous report >Kampong Ambon, it’s difficult to find and the area is home to the notorious illegal settlers, robbers/snatchers etc. Totally unsafe even for locals, most taxi driver will refuse at night.

For ease of convenince, you can go to the disco in town and ask the many dealers inside. most will offer you MDMA but they do have weed as well. It’s expensive there cos it’s all pre-rolled tiny joints, made up from 2 mini skin, amount of weed inside is just as much as 1 bong hit mixed with clove tabacco.

One particular spot which has at least a few dealers aggresively approach you as you enter, is the infamous ST*D**M, (=sports ground).”

Marijuana prices: 0.5-1$/g good qualety 30$/150g bad qualety

small packets for Rp 150,000 big packets Rp 400,000

also: “Rp20,000 for a mini joint”

Marijuana brands: -The best weed comes from Aceh, some is good (hindu kush) some is bad (plant unknown). never buy weed from Bandung, its extremly bad.

-Nepal Hash

More information: Jakarta is not famous for its weed but for its XTC witch starts at 2$ per pill.

Medan (North Sumatra), Indonesia

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

Legislation:

Law enforcement: Negligible. Smoke in your room and you will have no problems. If you are caught, be prepared to pay a bribe. Bribe for one ounce = 100,000 – 200,000 rupiah ($11 – $22 US). Be prepared to pay up to 1,000,000 rupiah ($120 US) to bribe a cop if he nabs you with your entire kilo. But you’d have to be pretty stupid and careless to let that happen.

Whatever you do, don’t go ‘downtown’ with the police. You can come up with an amount of money that will work for both of you.

Where to buy marijuana: Mesjid Raya. It is the biggest mosque in Medan and the city’s only real landmark. In the area behind the mosque, enter any of the cafes and order something to drink. Guys will appear out of the woodwork and try to sell you anything and everything. Mention ‘ganja’ and they’ll take you around the corner, down a dark, scary alley. This is just to get out of sight of the mosque and other cafe patrons. They’ll show you the buds (which are mostly sticks and seeds) which come from Aceh or other government-owned plantations.

Marijuana prices: Conspicuously, the doubling of fuel prices also doubled the price of reefer. Previously, it was 1 million rupiah per kilo ($110 US). Now it’s 2 million rupiah (closer to $225 US). An ounce shouldn’t cost you more than 100,000 rupiah (11 dollars).

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Surabaya, Indonesia

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2

Legislation: Penalties are pretty harsh. Possession will land you about 4 months to a year in prison. If you’re white you might have bigger trouble with the authorities if you’re not willing to spread some cash. Dealing will lead to bigger penalties depending on how much of an example they want to make out of you.

Law enforcement: Police are not lenient. Regular stop and searches.

Where to buy marijuana: All the major shopping malls have vendors kicking about. Delta plaza, Galaxy mall and Pasar Atam are really good. The red light district, Dolly , is also a good bet. Look for guys hanging around phone card kiosks. Or wait to be approached by someone saying Hello Mister.

Marijuana prices: About 100,000 -200,000 (10 – 20 dollars) for an eigth of an ounce (3.5 grams)

Brands: Java Jive, sumatra tsunami, Funky flores, Sumbawa, Aceh anhilation.

More information: There’s a big discount during the muslim holy month Ramaddan and people smoke on the street openly.