Jaco Beach, Costra Rica

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5

Legislation: Marijuana is illegal in Costa Rica, and so is any related action.

Law enforcement: If the cops see you smoking it they will bust you, but they will gladly take 10-20 bucks and let you go.

Where to buy marijuana: I was there for quite some time and ended up with a really good hookup who goes by Shadow. If you go to any of the clubs in town after 10 or 11 at night you will surely be propositioned. They push coke really hard because they make more money on it but if you just want smoke most will have that too. If you don’t want to go to the clubs you can walk down the sidewalk by a restaurant called planet food. There are a couple of darker guys that hang out on the corner there after dark. If you look like you smoke they will ask you. If they don’t just ask them.

Marijuana prices: When I first got there I was paying $30 for a quarter from the sidewalk guy. Got him down to 20 after a few times though. Once I met my friend shadow I could get an ounce for 50.