Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 1
Legislation: Cannabis is completely illegal in Russia, although it is formally not a crime (only administrative violation of the law) to have less than 6 grams with yourself. Anyway, it will cause LOTS of problems if you get caught
Marijuana is illegal in Moscow, and so is any related action (growing, purchasing, smoking etc.). Possession of any amount of drugs – even one dose – or being under the effects of an illegal drug can cost the user several years in prison.
Or as other put it: Very illegal, with the new government.
Law Enforcement: If you are caught, your only (and best) chance as a foreigner, is to immediately offer a bribe. This ought not to be a small bribe either, because you are possibly facing a couple of years in prison for possession. USD$500 would be a good starting point. The good news is, that this bribe will nearly always be accepted. However a most recent update from an intrepid Moscow report says: “Possessing weed under 6 grams is decriminalized, with low fines, up to 30 is a heavier fine (and possible community work), but still no imprisonment.” So take this for what its worth, and be safe and discreet!!
With the new government, the police are much stricter about narcotics. Now with the enforcement of cops income statements, bribe prices have sky rocketed, try 500 dollars, then just go up, more cops bigger bride, if some is Russian have them speak, and if you have broken Russian don’t bother.
Where to Buy Marijuana in Moscow: our most recent report is: ” The fact is, that Moscow (as nearly everywhere in Russia) HAS NO STREET DRUG DEALERS. That mean – don’t try to deal with anybody you don’t know at all. At markets and squares you can try to talk with some Asian/Caucasian lads, but do it while being foreigner IMHO is VERY DANGEROUS. Much more easy (and much more fun) is to deal with Russian youth in the clubs. Best choice is trance, drum’n’bass and techno events. Huge amount of Moscow clubbers speaks at least little bit of English, and huge amount smokes))))))))”
Any park (called Ploschad) in Moscow is worth checking out, and asking either younger people, or those of central asian or armenian appearance. Another possibility if around the rynoks (markets), but stay clear of train stations, and metro stations.
To ask, you should ask “vui s’nyet gdye mozhna kupit anasha” this translates roughly to” do you know where I can buy marijuana”. Anasha is the word for grass, but usually this refers to leaf, which is of an exceptionally BAD quality. Better to substitute the word “anasha” for “shishki” which means means “flowers”, of to those who know what you are after, “buds”. Hashish is probably more widely available, and this is referred to as “gashish”…just substitute a “g” for the “h” in hashish. It will be black hash, so check to make sure that you are not being sold a bit of black rubber. If you come across deaf & mute people in public places, who are well known to be involved in the street tra de for hash, get eye contact, and give them a signal. The signal that you want to buy hash/buds is to close your hand in a fist, then extend ing your thumb and little finger outwards away from each other, and touch your mouth with your thumb, this means you want smoke. This is a hand gesture understood by all nationalities in the former soviet union.
Travelling throughout Russia, provides plenty of opportunity for buying. I have bought in locations all sorts of locations from tashkent, to Yuszhno sakhalinsk….always by asking friendly locals, or in some cases, by asking the pimps who were trying to sell me prostitutes. Just be careful, and street wise…don’t go out to parks at night, etc, and always keep an eye out for the cops. never hand over money first, or show how much money you have…Most dealers will prefer to receive us dollars rather than local roubles.
Moscow Marijuana Prices: our most recent report is : “Depends on the quality, but ordinary weed (wild-grown, but still OK) is 500-600 rub. per matchbox (sometimes amount changes to less, that’s how appear the expression “greedy moscow matchbox”), that’s around 5 gramms. Same price for a gram of hash. Hydroponic weed is more expensive, up to 100$ per matchbox. ”
Generally in Moscow, prices are high (compared to the cost of living), and availability is low.
Quite expensive…Expect to pay USD100 for a 5 gram piece of hash…a little less for equivalent in buds. Unless you love grass clippings, stay away from the anasha, it’s not worth it, and will probably give you more of a headache than a buzz.
Latest reports say: 500 rubels a match box, but most likely will be little to no weed just this substitute that looks like it. Hash is pretty good anywhere from 400 to 800 rubels, but hard to find
Brands: Different, from local crappy pot till awesome hydro from Amsterdam. Hash is mostly came from Middle Asia, but also can find lebanese, Nepal etc.
All pot sold in Moscow is imported from other nearby countries. Weed quality varies between very good weed, and poor low end pot.
More information: only buy from people you know they will cut it with, bad products. Its been rumored that they add tar to the hash, so if it taste funny throw it out. Its probably easier to score green in Singapore.
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +7 hours
Dialing codes: + 095
Other Information: Don’t smoke in a public places. Be careful to smoke in parks – there cops are in the habit of crop up from nowhere 🙂 When you are smoking just be careful and casual and all will be right;)
Little Russian marihuana Dictionary:
dudka, trava, chai (“tea”) – weed
gydra, gydrapon – hydroponics weed
boshki, bohi, shishki – buds
boks, korobok – unit, 2-3 gram of weed or buds gar, garik, garrison, hesh, kamen’ – hashish tverdy, tvardovski – dry hashish miagky, plastic, plastilin – soft hashish gram, kusok, kamen’ – unit, 1 gram piece of hashish (but practically 0,6-0,9 gram) mutit’ – to deal
Davai dunem/nakurimsja – let’s smoke!
Ti mogesh namutit’ mne travi/dudki/gashisha? – Can you deal weed/hash for me?
Ja hochu nakuritsa – I would like to smoke a weed.
Buyer beware: while drugs may be plentiful in Moscow, the risks are high..People familiar with the Russian capital say that the fall of the former communist regime in 1991 brought new freedom to this sprawling city of 9 million people in the Western region of the country’s 17 million square kilometres. But some of that western-style freedom, including a thriving party scene with a large amount of recreational drugs, can be costly if not enjoyed carefully.
Mark Ames, editor of The Exile, an alternative English-language newspaper, said the area near the People’s University is a “famous” spot for buying drugs. Asked if it was dangerous, he said, “Not as dangerous as sobriety.”
But Ames warned “everything’s hugely illegal” when it comes to drug use in Moscow and that the city’s police are “extremely intolerant unless you can pay a large bribe.” Felice Wilson, a journalist who lived in Moscow for a year, agreed that the police are “very corrupt.” “So maybe a pay-off would take care of them,” she said.
Russia has had tough anti-drug laws for years. Possession or sale of Marijuana or Hash could result in a jail sentence of up to three years. In 1997, over 90 percent of people prosecuted for drug charges were users rather than dealers.
New regulations established in April 1998 go much further. Possession of any amount of drugs – even one dose – or being under the effects of an illegal drug can cost the user several years in prison. Police can force any person to take a blood or urine test if they are suspected to be under the influence of drugs. “It will make it easier for the police to convict [petty drug users],” said Yuly Rybakov, a deputy in the nation’s lawmaking branch, the Duma. When the new law was enacted activists passed out leaflets pushing for the legalization of Marijuana and Hash, but were ignored – and even threatened with arrest – by the government. Over 250,000 people were arrested on drug charges in 1998 and in 1999 the Interior Ministry said it confiscated over 60 tons of drugs.
In June 2000 the Russian Parliament added an amendment to the law, declaring it illegal for media outlets, including Web sites, to even disseminate information about drugs. The amendment bans information about “producing, preparing and using” drugs, any medical advantages of drugs, or places where they are sold. But drugs are still prolific in Moscow and can be found most places where people gather to party. The Russian government reported that in the mid-1990s the country had nearly 1 million hectares of wild hemp and poppies growing there. That number has likely increased as capitalism, and the demand for recreational drugs, has spread. From the amount of drugs confiscated, the government estimates that business is growing by 30 percent each year.
“Drugs are pretty much widely available,” Wilson said. “As far as softer drugs go, from what I understand, most young people have at least tried pot and many use it regularly.” She explained that drug sales are not contained in specific areas of town, noting that “neighbourhoods are not necessarily delineated according to income and status.” “I wouldn’t say drug use is confined to particular neighbourhoods,” Wilson said.
Russia has long been famous for its vodka – both the quality of brands made there, such as Stolichnaya, and the prodigious consumption of it by Russian citizens. If the very real danger of buying Pot, Hashish or hallucinogens puts off visitors, they can take heart that the local drink is still legal. at least for now.
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3
Legislation: very strict in Romania. highly illegal, punishable, prison and such.
Law enforcement: they are mostly unaware..and completely clueless, but just avoid them.
Where to buy marijuana: mostly form people you know. don’t go and just ask around. there are a lot of covert agents working on discovering dealers, and you might get yourself watched.
Marijuana prices: 1 gr = 35-50 lei (1 euro = 3,15 lei) pricy as it may seem, this is gooood stuff we are talking about. 1 gr = 4 joints. fat joes. this is weed. prices for hash go a bit lower(say… 25-50) also, good quality, but…i think everyone prefers weed to hash.
Marijuana brands: mostly Romanian stuff, also, if you’ve got the right sources, timisoara being very close to the border, you can easily score stuff from Marocco, Viena, Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria… and such. mosctly better stuff, maybe a bit more pricy, but not over the above said range.
More information: more and more people have started …recreating themselves with marijuana, and realizing that it’s not physically addictive, and..not such a big deal….beter a joint a week than a nightcap every day.. oh, and papers can be found in any of the numerous tobbacco shops along the city centre and adiacent streets.
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 1
Legislation: Very strict. You can’t be arrested for consumption but 1g in your pocket, if found, means jail for sure.
The law strictly forbids the use, possession or selling of MJ or hash. You’ll get 3-5 yrs for consumption and 15-17 for drug-dealing.
It’s highly illegal to smoke/own/sell marijuana in Romania. The legislation is conservative and everything linked to any kind of drug is a criminal offense. There are more and more voices that say the consumption of drugs should not be considered a crminal offense and it’s very likely the laws will change in the coming years.
Law Enforcement: Undercover cops in most of the clubs, pubs, bars. Usual policemen knows the look and smell of weed, so home is the best place to enjoy your smoking. You can drive high as long as you can keep it straight if police stops you. But they are not allowed to do that as long as you’ve done nothing wrong.
Where to buy Marijuana in Bucharest: Just friends and friends of friends. Asking ppl on the street or clubs is a bad idea. But if you have buddies, I’m sure someone will know a pothead which can help you have some…And if you bother enough, maybe they will trust you to get in touch with a good dealer 😉
Don’t try to get hooked up from people you don’t know. Especially when purchasing weed it’s better to use recommendations, because it’s very easy to cheat, so you need a reliable source. When buying hash it doesn’t really matter where you get it from, they’re all good, but be careful to the weight. It’s also more likely to find hash than weed
Where NOT to buy marijuana:
– clubs, bars, discos
– suburban, ghetto-like areas
– concerts or public events
In general, in Romania marijuana or hash can be bought safely only from people you know. Don’t buy from strangers ! You don’t know who’s watching them !
Prices: Price depends on many things. Usually, it’s about 20 euros/g, no matter the quality. But knowing a 1st hand or even a 2nd hand dealer (hard to get) can give you better prices and help you find good quality. Also, big quantities (over 20g) can get you a discount. Hash is a little cheaper, about 15 euros/g and usually it’s good or very good quality.
Depending on where it came from, prices/gram are variable:
2-4 eur for bad, romanian weed [still good though, but tastes horrible]
10-14 eur for better romanian weed [will get you going]
15-25 eur for imports [from Germany or The Netherlands – reel good stuff]
20 eur for the best hash you’ll ever smoke [Made in Romania]
Brands: Too many… from the worst romanian weed grown in parks to dutch champions. 🙂
White widow, hawaiian haze, holland’s hope even ak47(rare). Hash is Moroccan, Afghani or Pakistani… Lately, very good quality.
More information: As i previously said.. make friends and enjoy your weed at home, with them. In this way, nothing worse can happen.
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Dialing codes: + 40
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2
Legislation: Any marijuana related activities are strictly illegal. If u get caught, u are lucky to be banished. U get locked up in the jail or if you are lucky enough to be rich, u can get out of it paying the very expensive fine.
Law Enforcement: The Popos are strict about marijuana. Most Korean think marijuana is a hardcore drug. There are a lot of PoPo’s snitches, So watch out.
The PoPos have all the right to search you anytime they want and have your urine tested whenever they want. They even make a deal with you. They ask you to tell 5 pot heads you know or 1 dealer, or you get locked up in the jail or get banished if you are lucky enough.(US Citizens tend to be banished more than other countries’ citizens. Remember, they can have your urine tested anytime they want and if your urine is positive for marijuana or any kinds of drug, you are doomed.
It can go either way. Most people wouldn’t know what it smells or looks like but if you get in any kind of trouble with the law you may have to take a test. Showing a positive is about the same as if they saw you smoking.
Where to buy marijuana in Seoul: In Apgujeong, there is a recently opened hookah cafe. Look for the foreigners hanging around there, just be wary of the coppers. Itaewon and Hong Dae are always good places to check out as well.
aAlot of young canadians come to South Korea to teach English. They all hang out in major two spots. Hong-Dea club street, and Iteawon (there is an American army base in Iteawon, the whole place is filled with Americans (and others – Europeans etc.) right by the Iteawon subway station, there is a club called “Lime Light” friday, saturday nights are packed (cover 20$), you could probably find some products there if you ask the right people. At Hong-dea club street, it will be much easier to find the product. if you look closely, you could probably find bunch of guys in parking lots, corners, etc. just ask them.
another reporter added: “VERY hard tro find. Forget asking random people, that’ll land you in jail.
I would reccomend just talking to Africans in Haebongcheon or Itaewon, they seem to usually have a little hash. There’s been some actual marijuana coming out of the southern cities of Seoul (Suwon, Pyeongteak, ect) so that’s nice but again, you need to know people.” most people recommend Hond-Dae, or Itaewon. but i dont like those places.yes u can get weed at there. but remember that places r risky also. u better find local who related with weeds, not hanging around the street to buy weeds. it is risky, as i said, there r many snitches.
In Itaewon, there r blacks who came from nigeria sell schwag. Also u can easily get E too in korea as weed. or just u can use MOM(mail order marijuana). there r lots of website which sells weed(Canada company).
Marijuana Prices in Seoul : Varies, I had a dealer who got his shipped in from America, he went for a solid 30000 won (around 30 bucks, US) a gram, he was nice as well so every time I bought, he lit up a few, free blunts with me. I’ll have to say 30,000 won-50,000 per gram.
prices are different every time, I would say around $35~50 per gram.
cheaper if they are friendly..
korean currency is called “won” $1 is about 1,100won
another reporter added: “Hash:
I gram = 50,000 – 80,000 won (50 – 80$ roughly) This varies quite a bit but it’s not cheap
What I would call a quarter sack = 100,000won (100$)”
Seoul Marijuana brands: Shitty home grown weed. Some brought abroad (squashed).
But the government cultivated weed is best quality. I once got hooked up with some weed from Jeju Island where they plant weed under government control, it was great.
people say 50bucks for 1gram, but practically it costs about 50~100$ per gram.
The MJ is not of very high quality and what we would call shwag back home. The hash is pretty decent compared to hash I’ve had in other counties in Asia but hard to find and a little on the expensive side.