Legislation: Marijuana/Cannabis (buds of dry flowers or bars of hashish) is NOT legal in France according to the law. Though it is tolerated. It’s OK as long as you avoid being too obvious. If you’re caught smoking weed in Toulouse as a tourist, you will most likely get a slap on the wrist, in some cases with a fine attached to it, but nothing much worse than that, so don’t be uber-paranoid, but still be discreet about smoking and don’t smoke in crowded places. Toulouse is a more liberal place than most French cities, lots of young people smoke weed and it is socially acceptable in many social circles.
Law Enforcement: Police patrols (in cars / bicycle / walking) are scouting different areas and streets, but they are not aggressive with tourists. Most likely they will not say anything or look away. Avoid being too obvious, goes without saying.
Keep in mind that the police may arrest you for any soft drug related activity. They may also look away, but there are fair chances of getting into trouble. The courts are a bit more forgiving, and tend to release small amount private users with a warning, but if you don’t speak French it is better to avoid any chance or risk whatsoever.
Of course the written law itself is very strict and restrictive but it’s hardly ever applied in Toulouse. Don’t smoke in public spaces or cars -your car can be stopped by traffic cops and that smells … no good! – but don’t freak out, french people smoke a lot!
Our most recent report is: “If you smoke on the streets of Toulouse you will generally have no problems if you keep it cool but if you got caught with more than 10 grams on you then you might have a little problem, just hide it in your balls, remember they can’t search you if they have not seen you smoking (but some French cops love to keep it frisky so keep it cool)
And another report is: “They have bigger problems in France nowadays than looking for casual MJ smokers, as long as you don’t walk around with pounds of weed you should be just fine”
In most streets of Toulouse you can smoke freely whilst walking ; don’t hang in the hoods or in dark places and beware of parks (small ones) where cycle police sometimes does rounds. Otherwise its really no stress ; but it’s better to be safe than sorry, French police are not a pleasure to deal with generally speaking, and they do not speak ANY English (or they know how to but won’t speak any English just to make your life more difficult)
It’s always good to keep in mind that Marijuana and Hashish, just as Cocaine, Ecstasy and Heroin, and any related action (buying, selling, growing, smoking), are a criminal offense imposing a penalty of two months to one year in jail in addition to a fine of 56 EUR to 1680 EUR, depends on circumstances, intention and quantity.
Where to buy Marijuana in Toulouse: Our local reporter had this extensive report on the latest scoring info: “Nowadays, it’s practically impossible to find good quality herb on the streets of Toulouse, the black “bro’s” and the arab “cousins” only hold low quality grade, and will most likely rip you off, unless you go to the suburbs … but even then, if one year ago, you could easily get a 10g bar of hash for 35 euros if you searched well and were not afraid to negotiate, this does not exist anymore. Nowadays, a 10g bar of good quality hash will cost you around 60-80 euros, and a gram of high quality bud will cost you around 15-20 euros.
Toulouse, like Paris, can be a huge rip off if you don’t already know somebody, or can’t handle a discussion with the French “hustlers”.
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