Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2
Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in Vietnam, as well as most other social vices. The penalties in the books are very strict, however the police seems to look the other way or will ask for a small negotiable bribe. The big problem in this country is opium and heroin so marijuana is not the police’s first priority.
Law enforcement: Danang is said to be one of the safest cities in Vietnam and you will rarely see any police patrols.
On China Beach, it was safe to smoke out of the city – on the way to HoiAn (eg. the beach at Hoas’ Place). It also goes ok with the bonfire which is lit up almost every night.
Where to buy marijuana in Danang: Prepare to meet difficulties in finding marijuana in Danang. In front of major night-clubs or discos you might find somebody selling but we understood the prices might be significantly higher than in HCMC or Hanoi.
So it is a good idea to bring with you – supposed you are not travelling by plane
Danang marijuana prices: Prices are ranging from 50.000VND to 100.000VND (3 – 6 USD) for a pack of cigarettes filled with weed. Bargaining is a must, since at first sight you will be asked for anything between 10 – 20$.
Brands: The smoke is not very strong and some varieties definitely need combination with tobacoo, to burn better.