Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4
Legislation: Cannabis is a Class C drug in Britain. It has the lowest penalties: a maximum of two years and/or unlimited fine for possession; five years and/or unlimited fine for trafficking. It includes tranquillisers, some less potent stimulants, and mild opioid analgesics (eg buprenorphine which is used in the treatment of opioid dependency). It also includes liquid cannabis, cannabinol and cannabinol derivatives (THC) (as of Jan 29, 2004).
Law enforcement: When caught with small amounts for personal use, the pot will be compounded, and you will be released(!).
Although the cops here aren’t too bothered about possession (you get an on-the-spot warning & they nick your stash, bastards. If you’ve got a lot of previous warnings for possession, or they think you might be dealing then it can get more serious), if the cops think you’ve been smoking weed before driving you’ll be in a lot of trouble. Might be worth catching the tube instead.
Where to buy marijuana: N/A
Marijuana prices: hash – £7.50, £12.50 etc.
weed – 8th £20 oz £120