How to buy weed in Berlin
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While Berlin is a generally marijuana-friendly city, as of 2017, it is illegal to buy cannabis in Germany unless you have a prescription. Nonetheless, smoking pot in the German capital is fairly safe, as the Berlin police does not actively pursue smokers. You will often catch the smell of burning grass in Berlin’s parks, especially during the sunny summer weekends.
Is marijuana legal in Berlin?
No. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Germany, and Berlin is no exception. However, less than 11 grams is considered a “small amount” in Berlin, and criminal charges may be dropped by the authorities. Many people say that most small amount charges in Berlin are not prosecuted, but that’s not guaranteed. However, possession charges above 11 grams must be prosecuted by law.
Normally, as long as you are a responsible, considerate smoker and avoid smoking in public places, you should be fine. The Berlin police has bigger problems to deal with, but they will intervene if people complain.
Since 2017, medical marijuana is legal for seriously ill patients with a prescription. There is currently no federal proposal for the legalization of recreational marijuana.
What happens if I get caught?
If you get caught with cannabis on you, you will be taken to the police station and questioned. Your photo and information will be taken, and you will be let go. As long as you remain polite and do what you are told, this will not be an issue.
A few weeks later, you will get a letter that’s essentially a receipt for your visit to the police station. It is safe to ignore that letter, as it does not require any action from you. At this point, your case is still open.
Eventually, you should receive a letter that either confirms your case was closed and the charges were dropped, or further legal instructions.
How much should you pay for weed?
Marijuana Travels lets users report the price they paid for weed in multiple cities. Here are the price reports for Berlin. You should pay 10€ or less per gram, but quality weed can be more expensive.
Where do Berliners buy their weed?
There are 3 ways to buy weed in Berlin: on Telegram, through street dealers or through your friends. The former is usually done through dealers in Görlitzer Park and Volkspark Hasenheide. The latter is done through friends of friends who know someone.
Your friends might already know a dealer. Just ask around. You will find at least one friend who has a safe, reliable dealer. You will get better, cheaper, safer weed than if you go to a park.
Telegram is the easiest option if your friends don’t know any dealers. This is a very common way to buy weed in Berlin. There are many Telegram groups you can join that put you in contact with drug dealers in Berlin. Some groups are run by a single dealer, and others let dealers and buyers find each other.
The parks should be your last option. They sell very low quality weed in parks. It’s often laced with dangerous chemicals.
Is buying weed from parks safe?
No. The weed you buy from random dealers is not always safe for consumption. More often than not, you will get contaminated weed. Park dealers usually sell low quality weed and put chemicals in it to make it look better. These chemicals irritate your throat and leave a nasty taste in your mouth. Brix and grit weed are two especially common threats in Berlin.
Buying weed from Görlitzer and Hasenheide
If you still decide to buy marijuana from Berlin’s parks, here is how it usually works.
Whether you are in Hasenheide or Görlitzer, the process is the same. All you need to bring is a baggie and some money. Most dealers speak enough English to get you what you want, but knowing a little German never hurts.
Dealers are easy to find; they will approach you as you walk through the park. The common wisdom is to avoid the dealers at the entrance and go for the less obnoxious ones deeper in the park. Do not deal with the men who approach you around the Görlitzer Bahnhof station. It’s also much safer to go during the day.
Once you have picked a dealer, all you have to do is make eye contact and approach him. Tell the man what you want, and he will direct you to his friend hiding in the bushes.
Tell his partner in the bushes what you want and how much you want. Once you show him the money, he will pull a bag of weed from a branch and put more or less the right amount in your palm. If you are feeling cheeky, you can negotiate and get a little more. Dealers will not make change, so give them the exact amount of money and keep the transaction as frictionless as possible.
Put the weed in your baggie, hide the baggie and head out of the park. Be aware that police officers who sometimes hang around the entrances and intercept people with drugs on them.
This article was not written to promote the use of illegal drugs, but to make their consumption as safe as possible, should you decide to break the law on your own accord. All About Berlin does not condone the consumption of cannabis. Be safe and responsible.
Berlin is a weed-friendly city. You can often smell it in the parks and around the city. Here is how to buy marijuana safely in Germany's capital.
Where to Buy Weed in Boston, Massachusetts
Massachusetts, or the Bay State, has some of the most progressive marijuana laws in the US. Since they passed a bill in 2016 legalizing recreational use of marijuana, Boston has become a huge hotspot for all weed lovers.
Even though it’s now legal to buy weed in Boston, there’s a lot of confusion where and how to do it. Since the city is such a popular tourist attraction, we’ve decided to make this guide on buying weed safely in Boston. Let’s take a look at where the best places to buy and smoke are in Boston.
Massachusetts and Weed
Boston residents have been fighting for a long time to make weed legal. In fact, they’ve been organizing the Freedom Rally since 1989. The Freedom Rally is the second-largest gathering in the US that demands reforms on weed laws.
Now that Boston has legalized recreational marijuana, we’re seeing so many dispensaries and shops opening their doors. But, before we can get into where and how to buy, let’s talk about some of Massachusetts’ weed laws.
Massachusetts has weed laws that are pretty similar to those in California. To start, anyone who is over the age of 21 can legally buy and smoke weed without a medical marijuana card. What’s more, it’s legal to carry 28.5 grams of weed on our person in Massachusetts.
We are also legally allowed to grow up to six cannabis plants in our home, as long as they’re not visible from a public place. Keep in mind that it is still illegal to smoke and drive, and we could get a fine for it.
Similar to alcohol laws, we can’t have an open container that is accessible to the public in our cars. Also, remember, it’s illegal to carry weed over state lines even if the state we’re going to has legalized it, too.
Smoking in Public
Smoking in Boston is not allowed in any public spaces. In essence, we can’t smoke on the street, in parks, bars or cafes. What’s more, depending on where we’re staying, some hotels don’t have smoking rooms, so we can’t do it there either.
But, don’t worry — there are a couple of places in Boston where we can smoke weed. Some dispensaries and cannabis clinics have a separate section for smokers. What’s more, some bars in Boston allow smoking, so we can enjoy our weed there.
Where to Buy Weed in Boston, Massachusetts
Long gone are the days when we had to hide in dark alleys to find good weed. Since weed became legal, Boston has opened numerous dispensaries and weed-stores where we can buy everything we could possibly want.
First, let’s cover the easiest and safest way to buy weed in Boston — dispensaries. There are so many dispensaries in Boston and so much weed to choose from. We can visit a storefront and get our weed there, or we can contact the shop and get it delivered to our doorstep.
Either way, finding weed in Boston is pretty simple and all we need is a valid ID to get it. For anyone visiting Boston for the first time, here’s a complete guide on all the dispensaries in town. We also recommend checking out this weed map to see which shop is closest.
When we go to a dispensary, we can get so much more than just weed. Many of the shops we’ve mentioned also sell CBD oils, tinctures, pomades, and edibles. What’s more, some of them even sell souvenirs and home decor. We recommend making a little weed tour to experience all that Boston’s cannabis culture has to offer.
Now, we get it — not everyone can or wants to go to a dispensary. So, we scoured the web and found out that the best place to go to instead of a dispensary is Harvard Square. Since it’s so close to the Harvard college campus, there are plenty of students that can help connect us to a reliable dealer.
What’s more, we usually don’t even have to ask anyone for a recommendation. Since it’s such a busy street, many dealers hang out there and it’s pretty easy to find weed. But, we recommend doing it after dark, since it’s only legal to buy weed from dispensaries.
Berklee College of Music
Buying weed on Harvard Square brings us to our next favorite location — Berklee College of Music. In general, college campuses are a great place to find some weed.
We wanted to mention Berklee because the campus is full of students who are always willing to give a good recommendation. But, finding weed on a college campus can be a bit difficult during the summer, because that’s when most students go home.
Since weed was legalized in 2016, Boston has really stepped up their game when it comes to their weed selection. Nowadays, dispensaries have pretty much any strain or hybrid we’ve heard of.
Some of the most popular strains are:
- Alien OG
- Banana Kush
- Sweet Tooth
- ACDC and many more
Since there are so many strains to choose from, we recommend checking out this website to find out which strains are trending.
Keep in mind that prices differ depending on where we buy the weed. For example, dispensaries have higher prices compared to those we’ll find on Harvard Square. Of course, prices also vary based on which strain we want to get. The starting price on Harvard Square for 3–4 grams of hybrids is around $40.
Where to Smoke Weed in Boston
Since smoking is illegal in most places in Boston, we had a pretty tough time finding a couple of spots where we could enjoy our weed. First up is a mobile cannabis lounge, called Loopr.
Loopr offers way more than the everyday, run-of-the-mill party bus. Not only can we smoke weed there, but we’ll also get to experience everything Boston’s canna-culture has to offer.
Keep in mind that there aren’t any tours Monday–Wednesday, so we recommend calling ahead to check when the next tour is. Next, we have a dispensary called Sira Naturals. It’s a great place to buy and smoke weed and a good place to relax after a busy day.
Where to Buy Weed in Boston, Massachusetts Massachusetts, or the Bay State, has some of the most progressive marijuana laws in the US. Since they passed a bill in 2016 legalizing recreational use