Nanjing, China

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4


Law enforcement: Locals are dealt harshly here, but as a foreigner, the maximum penalty is 3 weeks in jail followed by deportation. Police usually don’t bother with non ethnic Han Chinese due to language barriers and bureaucracy involved. Also, they focus more on heroine than marijuana.

I’ve seen foreigners smoking herb in the middle of public plazas before.

Where to buy marijuana: At some bars you will get approached occasionally. Some XinJianese will have hash. The best way is to go through other expats. Students studying Chinese such as at Nanjing University or Southeast University often know where to get it.

Marijuana prices: 100 RMB per gram for hash or bud, sometimes you can get 500RMB for an ounce during November-December during harvest if you have a direct connect. The bud is grown outdoor and seeded, and it will only get you high with a lot of effort, but it’s better than nothing.

Marijuana brands: Xinjianese hash or bud, also bud from Yunnan shows up occasionally.

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