Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 5
Legislation: it is legal to grow in your home. because Spanish drug laws are limited to public space, you only have to worry about the law if you’re toking up on a street, museum or in a park. If you do get caught, possession of up to 50 grams of cannabis is considered for personal use and there are no criminal penalties. If you have large stashes and they must be quite large divvied up into smaller portions you will probably be tagged a dealer and hit with an “attempt against public health” charge, which can carry a prison sentence.
Law enforcement: Not in Seville.
I barely ever saw cops when I lived in Sevilla. I had no problem walking down a side street and taking a couple puffs on a pipe or porro(joint). Many Spaniards do it themselves.
Where to buy marijuana: The best thing to do when you want to buy is to ask around at bars and clubs. Look for people smoking themselves or people you think smoke. You will generally pay more, the quality is poor, and you get less. But, you can also get lucky and meet someone who grows their own pot.
and also: “As the smoker before me has mentioned go to the end of Paseo de Colon. There is a little park there at the bridge but we found neither hippies nor smokers. However if you go down the stairs to the side of the river, you will find someone who sells. Just ask around. In our case it was Moroccan guys, fairly potent hash, good quality. ”
Marijuana prices: 20 euros for about 4 grams of hash. First buy this. If you want more, show more money after you have spend the first 20 euros and have tried a smoke. If you just say, ok give me the double of this for 40 euros they will try to sell you the first piece for 40 (we didn´t take it for 40 but paid 30 euros for what we would have got for 20; anyway it was good quality).
More information: There is a park at the end of el Paseo del Colon and calle Reyes Catolicos on the river. It is a great spot to hang out, drink a 40, and smoke. Its usually full of hippies on sunny days. The club Elefunk in Barrio de Santa Cruz is an awesome club that does not care if you smoke pot inside. Fun Club in Plaza de Alameda de Hercules is another great club that lets you smoke inside.
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You can sit in a couple of parks at Placa Encarnacion or near Placa de Espana and smoke there, no one ever approached us. Take enough to drink with you, so the heat will not kill you.
Smoke your day away in the sun in Seville, Spain, where locals and the law are so accepting of bud and hash that it is legal to grow in your home. Keep in mind Spain is the European country closest to Morocco and boasts more than 1500 years of cannabis and hash smoking history.
“You can always get something downtown — especially on some squares of the streets — if you don’t know where to get it,” said David from the United States, who was visiting Seville. Spanish pro-cannabis activists have even launched a “grow-your-own-stone” campaign to promote marijuana cultivation to wean people off dealers and onto home-grown.
“We’re teaching people to break their dependency on the black market while experiencing the joys of self-sufficiency,” said Felipe Borrallo, president of Spain’s largest pro-cannabis association ARSEC.
And because Spanish drug laws are limited to public space, you only have to worry about the law if you’re toking up on a street, museum or in a park. If you do get caught, possession of up to 50 grams of cannabis is considered for personal use and there are no criminal penalties. If you have large stashes and they must be quite large divvied up into smaller portions you will probably be tagged a dealer and hit with an “attempt against public health” charge, which can carry a prison sentence.
When headed out to buy some smokeables, expect to pay about $4 to $5 for a gram of marijuana , which is usually mid to high quality or $15 to $20 for five grams. Moroccan hash, which can be of dubious quality, runs about $8 to $10 for five grams.
“If you get some pot, it is better for you,” said Rich, a travelling dope smoker. “It is very easy to find hash but the quality is very poor.”
The best time to take advantage of Spain¹s pot and hash is during the La Feria de Sevilla, a weeklong festival starting in April that draws more than one million people from around the world.
“In the afternoon a great party commences, with all-night flamenco dancing, entertainment booths, bullfights, horseback riding, flower-decked coaches, and dancing in the streets, said vacationer Ariel, after attending the festival. “This is repeated day by day over the course of an entire week.”
Sip some sangria at Real de la Feria a tent city near Rio Guadalquivir that is the centre of the festival, take a toke off your joint then head out to take in the flamenco dancing, bullfight and general rowdiness.
Running for about a mile, Real de la Feria¹s brightly colored canvas tents called casetas are lit with thousands of paper lanterns and are sponsored by everyone from aristocratic Spanish families to the local pubs. Flamenco dancing reigns inside most casetas from about 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the next morning.
The most famous and notorious of the casetas is Er 77, where the wine is drawn in buckets from a well and some thoughtful person thought to stock the back with cots for napping.
Los Duendes de Sevilla, or the Goblins of Seville, is another caseta worth peeking into.
Stumble into the right casetas and you may find a friendly joint being passed around too.
After a long night of smoking up and drinking, try to wake up early enough in the afternoons to catch a glimpse of the ultimate Spanish spectator sport the bullfight.
The spectacle starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Plaza de Toros de Maestranza, known by local nickname “The Cathedral”, each afternoon. While kicking back in the late afternoon sun and riding a nice high, keep in mind you watching some of Spain¹s best matadors in the ring.
If you end up in Seville at other times of the year, never fear there are plenty of activities, sights and pot to keep you happy and high.
Swing by the Barrio de Santa Cruz for a taste of the local life.
The atmosphere at Casa Roman bar, located in Plaza de los Venerables, lies in the ranks of cured hams hung from the ceiling, while the Plaza Dona Elvira is a good area to try and score from the young guitar-playing locals.
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