Veracruz, Mexico

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

Legislation: The “Codigo Penal” law at “Articulo 195Bis” specify a max. of 250Grams to be considered personal consuming and not to be procecuted. And 5Grams of Hash. But many local laws are in conflict with this federal law. So many states and city’s are more “illegal” than others.

Law Enforcement: I was stopped once for smoking in the street (not a good idea and i do not recommend it) and when they didn’t find anything on me they let me go…and gave me back a pipe i had in my backpack. most of what I hear is that you will pay at least 100 pesos and at most 100 depending on the circumstances.

Where to buy marijuana in Veracruz: anywhere in centro if you ask a car washer (the guys with the red rags that help cars park and then offer to wash them) or some of the hippy (rasta) looking guys on the malecon but be carefull…that’s also where the navy hangs out. the beach is ok (next to the acuario, playa del mar) but there is a heavy police presence and the guys that the last reporter was talking about are known by the police. a better place is near playa martin where the large city flag pole is.

Veracruz marijuana Prices: i usually get a half oz of decent commercial red bud for about 50 pesos (5 usd) and joints (big suckers, like 2 grams) for 10 pesos (1 usd) centro is more expensive…20 pesos for the same joint. but dont be afraid to barter or even say no thank you…i’ve had dealers cut the price in half when i started to walk away.

More information: I’m a “tourist” from seattle but i live here and have gotten familiar with where to go and how to get it at local prices. the best thing to do is make a friend that lives here and smokes weed or is at least tollerant of it. keep in mind if you’re from the US that pot has much more of a stigma here. many people consider it the same as coke or heroin so be carefull who you let know that you smoke.