Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3
Legislation: Possession of less than eight ounces of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $500. For subsequent offenses, the penalties increase to 1 – 5 years in jail and a fine of $1,000 – $10,000. Possession of eight ounces or more is considered possession with intent to sell and is charged as trafficking.
Law enforcement: You got all types. The laid-back guys and the guys who seem to be taking out some aggression on ya. I have heard of a few different people getting caught with small amounts, just having it confiscated; but I’ve also had a friend get searched (his vehicle) and they found a single seed.. didn’t do anything, although they were kind of snooty about it. I would have guessed if they found a gram or so, they’d definitely have given him a citation.
Where to buy marijuana: Your best bet would be Bardstown Road or different little “artsy” liberal areas. Bardstown Road would be the only place I would feel safe asking around, however, of course, this is the USA, so be discrete; people will feel threatened if you ask too loud. There are a number of cops patrolling Bardstown Rd as well, just be careful.
Marijuana prices: Not really sure what it’d be for visitors. If you know people, you can get some good , potent, light green stuff for $20 1/8th however, that same stuff could go for $40 elsewhere around Louisville (or even $50 1/8th’s right across the river in Indiana) so if you have the option, stay on the south side of the river if you’re looking to buy.
Marijuana brands: I’ve seen really bad stuff, and really good stuff. Most of the stuff from Louisville, though, is decent. I don’t really hear about much exotic stuff, however I have paid $65 1/8th (and it was worth it, in my opinion) of some deep purple-orange very crystallized stuff, not sure of the name/strain or whatnot, but then again I have only seen something like that a few times. I only know a handful of people; I’m sure with the right people you could find some exotic stuff, but with the wrong people, you’ll pay a lot for brown weed.