Rochester, MN, Minnesota

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: The penalty for possession of a small amount (less than 42.5 grams) of marijuana is a fine of up to $200 and possible requirement of drug education. Possession of 42.5 grams or more of marijuana is punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Possession of 10 kilograms or more of marijuana increases the penalty to a fine up to $250,000 and up to 20 years in prison. Possession of 50 kilograms or more is punishable by up to 25 years in prison and a fine up to $500,000. For any possession of 100 kilograms or more, the penalty is up to 30 years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000.

Possession of greater than 1.4 grams in a motor vehicle (except in the trunk) is punishable by up to one year in prison.

Driver’s licenses can be suspended for 30 days if the offense was committed while driving a motor vehicle.

Conditional discharge is a possibility for first time offenders.

Law enforcement: Cops in the area do not usually look for potheads. Don’t give them any trouble and they won’t give you any.

When locals are busted they are usually let off with a warning and get their bag taken away. If there is paraphernalia found, you are more than likely going to get a ticket.

Police are far more strict with people from out of state!

If you are from another state you are going to get a ticket. Be careful!

Where to buy marijuana: Although there is no “weed central” in Rochester there are a few places you can go to look for a bag.

Slattery Park (10th St. and 11th Ave. SE)

East Park (1738 E. Center St.)

Peace Plaza (1st Ave and 1st St. SW)

Most stoners in the area are kind and a lot of them would make a few calls to see if they can hook you up.

“The only way to get weed in Rochester is to ask all the potheads you see!”

“A walk around town seems to yield decent results. I just asked a guy wearing a Phish t-shirt. Last time I asked a bunch of misfits chillin’ on a jungle gym.”

Marijuana prices: Mersh/Schwag

$10-half 8th(1.7 grams)

$20-8th(3.5 grams)


$25-half 8th


$150-half ounce


$30-half 8th


$180/$200-half ounce

More information: A short(5-10min) drive East on HW14 will get you to the town of Chester. After you pass Chester there is a sign for Chester Woods Park. It’s a great place to smoke and the drive is only 15 min max!

Another great place to toke is Quarry Hill (701 Silver Creek Rd NE). Take HW14 East. Turn left onto 30th Ave. go straight at the stoplight. 30th Ave. will turn into East circle drive. Turn left onto Silver Creek Rd, it will take you right to the parking lot. Go take a hike. Or go in the caves.