Smokin' the Grass...
...and we don't mean the grass at Palace Gardens! Prague has been called "the Amsterdam of the east" for good reason; its liberal laws and liberal policies mean that the city has earned a reputation of being pot-friendly, and an estimated 400,000 marijuana users are largely ignored by the authorities and tolerated by most everyone - not that we recommend that sort of thing...
However, if you're inclined to toke the chronic, we recommend, err, we heard that it's best not to buy it off the street, but rather ask around, particularly at more chill bars or at concerts. If you get a whiff of some wacky tobacky while you're at a concert or bar, politely ask the holder of said hippie lettuce if he knows where to buy, or perhaps if he'll sell you some of his. Some bars even have their own dealers who hang around, so courteously asking the barman may work as well. Whatever you do, never buy from a dealer who walks up to you in the street, or most often the train station. Next to cabbies ripping off tourists, so-called "dealers" are the most notorious for taking your green with no green in return, often giving you a half-second peek at something that looks like ganja but is more likely oregano, and running off with your cash after mumbling something about seeing a cop. Remember, if it looks and feels shady, it probably is.
So is it legal? Well, here are the facts:
Section 187a (1) A person who keeps, without authorization, a narcotic or psychotropic substance or a poison in a quantity greater than small shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of up to two years or by a pecuniary penalty.
Technically, smoking and possessing marijuana is illegal in Prague and the Czech Republic, though the marijuana legalization movement in the city is highly active. Under the current law on drugs, people can possess "not more than a small amount" of marijuana, though what constitutes a "small amount" is not specified, but it's generally understood as less than 4 grams. If caught, the fine is a slap on the hand costing you 1000 kc, and you might even get to keep the weed if you're lucky. The 1999 law is under pressure to be changed, particularly to separate marijuana from "hard" drugs, both in definition and punishment.
But what's the reality?
In practice, small amounts for personal use are generally allowed or might land you a minor fine at worst. In fact, even if a cop happens to walk into a bar as you're lighting up, just discreetly put it out and most likely they won't even say anything to you. And, most pubs and non-tourist bars outside of the center allow you to smoke inside, though it's polite to ask the barman first. We've heard rumours of U Sudu being weed-friendly, for example. Don't try lighting some skunk at a dance club though, unless you want Jiri the bouncer's fists to send you on a trip stronger than any chronic.
What about quality and price?
At the moment, the going rate for herb is about 250 kc per gram, though tourists tend to be charged double. Even at the double rate, it's more affordable than Amsterdam or the usual prices in the U.S. or UK. As far as quality, it's definitely more kind bud than shwag - usually straight from the cannabis capital itself, Amsterdam, and packing a punch. Unlike Americans, Europeans mix their skunk with tobacco when making joints, so don't try to smoke it straight unless you'd like to see pink elephants doing the tango around Wenceslas Square. If hash is more your bag than bud, it can be obtained from reputable dealers, though it's more rare and might be more pricey than plain old reefer.
Basically, if you're planning to get high in Prague, be kind and respectful to authorities and owners of establishments, and the bud will be kind to you. If you're not causing a problem, no one will mind if you bring your friend Mary Jane to a concert or park.
Drk from Turkey Reply
Hi there. Can someone hook me up? Im in town for couple of days
walter from United States Reply
Hello, I just got in the city and would love to meet someone who can hook me up with mary jane? Much Obliged.
Jesushippielord from Germany Reply
I'm going to be from the 02-04.07 in Prague. Searching for somebody who could share Mary Jane and Eve with me. Money is not a problem :)
Watch out, lots of scammers on the internet right now, I almost got ripped off by some short clown in Flora, he has a facebook group and the whole thing is a joke.
Guest from Canada Reply
I'll be in prague monday ... i need some for medical use.... i have my prescription but apparently it work only in Canada so im fucked for 2 weeks i guess unless someone help me with that... where should i go to get some?
Roberto from United Kingdom Reply
Hello, Looking for a hookup in Prague, flying in on Sunday 21st and would love to start the week on a high. Thank you
Abdel from Norway Reply
Need contacts! Coming to Prague with some friends in July. We have our own apartment and need someone who sells good weed . Money is not a problem .cantact if you know something!
Skunish from Slovenia Reply
Visiting in about a month, need a hookup. Contact me please.
Roberto from United Kingdom
Hey bro, did you get through?
Jake Reimer from United States Reply
looking for a local grower, been living here for a few months but want something more steady, let me know!
Michal from Czech Republic
Hi, if you didn´t find anyone, I have a good source who offers "czech" prices mentioned in the article. And the stuff is always nice.
the LPT from Germany Reply
Is Emily still around? Can someone hook me up with her email? Will be there in June!
Guno from United States Reply
Help to find some Friday evening? I am coming just to find a bit.
kj from United Kingdom Reply
Wheres the best place to get bud from?
Patrick Turner from United Kingdom Reply
Hi, I'm in Prague now trying to properly relax. Can anyone help?
christian from United States Reply
does anyone know if the 'czechsmokers' group on facebook is legit?
Rob from United States Reply
In Prague for a few days and would love to chill, can anyone help me out!?
J and K from United States Reply
In Praha for a couple days. Is anyone available to start the trip off with a good start?
Kraken from Czech Republic Reply
Hi all. Can u pls help. In prague now. Looking for a hook up asap. Thanks heaps.
Robert from Italy Reply
hi In the city from Friday. Any advice on where or from whom can buy some stuff? Thanks
tost from France Reply
i am in Prague, how can i do for find some place to buy ? I ve heard some weird scamm ... Thanks,
Me from United States Reply
How does it look like? Is it possible to contact Emily?
Art from Czech Republic Reply
Em is around but not interested in meeting new clients, just dealing with a trusted circle. I should know, we're friends.
mk from Germany Reply
in prague 5. need help
Max from Italy Reply
Hey there, i live in Prague and I like to relax from time to time with our friend MJ.
dizzywizz from Netherlands Reply
hello, i am from holland and i go for my job 6 weeks to prague. i feel my sick if i think about no weed in prague. maybe some one can fix sampthing? firstname.lastname@example.org
Andre from Portugal Reply
hey man, gonna be in praha till monday, would love to find some godd stuff email@example.com
nick from Sweden Reply
Imma be in prague tomorrow really need a hook up.
Mischak from Hungary Reply
We are heading to Prague this weekend and we like to hook up with someone who has pretty stuff. Email me pls!
Jamila from Czech Republic Reply
Someone can hook me up with some quality? Kisses
Karl S from Lebanon Reply
Hello guys I will be in praha for the weekend, can anyone please help me get some green to start my eurotrip right ? Please and Thanks :))
Martin from United States Reply
I found a great facebook group called 'smoking weed in prague' and they have meetings where you can sit and smoke and relax with locals which is pretty cool, never saw it before outside of the dam!
F from United States Reply
Currently some supplier issue, just give me some time Thanks for understanding
Ryan_Olley from Germany Reply
have someone the email of emilie or can he email me pls..? :)
Anders from United States Reply
hey I gonna be in Prague in two days. Was wondering if Emille could hook it up.
cool Herc from Sweden Reply
In prague now and i need a hoock up?
Joe boustany from United Kingdom Reply
Hey! I'll be in Prague starting tonight for a week, and tips on where to get some green would be really appreciated! Joeboustany9@gmail.com
Ben from United States Reply
In Prague and looking, is emilie available?
danny from United States Reply
pls emelie contact me i need u :)
Danny from Bulgaria Reply
i `m in prague now and i need to contact with emelie. pls emelie if u read this contact me :)
JD from Australia Reply
Anyone got an email for Emille ? Hit me up if u can hook me up please...
JD from Australia Reply
Anyone got an email for Emille ?
Diane from United States Reply
Hey im in prague near old town Can anyone help to get some special herb? Pls email me!
Anand Unnikrishnan from India Reply
Every one is talking about Emilee...but how do i contact him/her ? what's her email. Please help this fellow smoker
Todd from United States Reply
In town for one more night if anyone could help me out. Emilie still around?
Mark from Hungary Reply
Sup I'll be in Prague 24-26th of November, anyone that could help me find some?
oli from Hungary Reply
me and my wife are in praha tomorrow. plz help us!!!
oli from Hungary Reply
hi! me and my wife are in praha tomorrow and after tomorrow. we want to smoke... in hungary is the qualitat very strong. if anybody can help us pls contact me! thanks!!
ben from United Kingdom Reply
hello guys, im going to prague in 2 weeks time for 4 days and i need an ounce of amazing weed to smoke, can somebody hook me up with someone loyal and trustworthy and most importantly can get amazing weed.
charlie from Australia Reply
In prague from the 4th-11th of october 2014. can anyone hook a brother up?
Davor from Serbia Reply
Can anyone merge me with emillie? Please contant me.
Mary Jade from Bermuda Reply
Most of these reviews are old and the dealers no longer exist ant. I am here in Prague and I can get product for 150kc a gram to 300kc a gram depending on what it is. Drop your friendly canadian toker girl an email
Vladislav from Estonia Reply
Can anyone help me out will be in Prague in about a week. --------------------------------
Samwise from Australia Reply
YO! In Prague & need a hook up! Email me please :) 03/09/2014
Ken Tremendous from Ireland Reply
Hey, just arrived in Prague today, can any one can hook me up with a few grams??
Mary Jade from United States Reply
I can get good hash for 100-150 a gram depending on the quantity wanted.
Mary Jade from United States Reply
hey guys, MJ here, your friendly local canadian toker girl :) So I live in prague and actually have the luxury for working with a medical MJ firm, so my job is basically to get stoned and work out better ways to get stoned :) so that being said I know a thing or 2 about the prague scene and I want to write a little article for you if you are comming here. Lots of people have heard that prague is the 'amsterdam of the east' well there is a common misconception that this refers to the weed laws, and it does not really. basically the SEX industry laws here are lax, there is a lot of prostitution and cheep beer so stag dos come here to get drunk and hope to fuck. THAT is what makes it the ADOFTE. True, the drug laws here are not bad, but to be honest berlin is looser, Canada is getting there and now even states in the US are overtaing it. OK if you want to come to a place where you can get off with a slap on the wrist/small beating for having some filthy pills or heroin on you then for sure prague is great, but if you are a toker, its not 100% ok to just light up and smile. THAT BEING SAID you will NOT find a big problem here simply for smoking- as long as you just keep it to yourself and dont DONT DONT start falling for the trap of asking barmen 'hey man wheres the weed at?' in the loudest american accent you can. Come on guys..... you will see a lot of african men in wenclas offering product which can be good or it can be fake. its really one of those things that no matter what someone says, it just depends on if you were lucky or not. Expect to pay 250-500 depending on if someone likes your face and how dumb you look. Or ask around to people who are smoking- but dont just barge up to them half drunk and shout HEY MAN FUCKIN A GIVE ME SOME POT DUDE! or shout across the square to your buddy 'DAVE OVER HERE IVE SCORED!!!' at least be nice and polite and maybe ask the person smoking the time, where a cool bar is, THEN ask if they can load you up! You might score good- locals pay 100-250 a gram depending on the quality, the time of year and what colour the moon is. (if you didnt know drug dealing is a supply and demand market!) If you get stuck, shoot me a line and i can point you in the right direction to buy for 100-150 local price, IF you dont sound like a douche on your profile thats going to F***K it up for the rest of us. Peace! MJ
Ivan from Croatia Reply
I`m in Prague from 23rd August for my graduation trip with my school and i was wondering if someone could help me
Krissy from Czech Republic Reply
I've got a pretty good source for hash and only 200-kc a gram when I buy in bulk...... if anyone wants to buddy up with me for a purchase (5 grams or more) then hit me up!
Sorg from Cyprus Reply
Hi, I need to get in touch with the infamous Mr. E, Not able to find his email. If anyone can help hook a dude up?!
Kiddosquiddo from Poland Reply
hi there, is emilie around on Thu 21st August? Please mail me. Big up!
duko from United States Reply
will be visiting prague this Thursday and looking for bud!
Michael from Italy Reply
We are in Prague today, went to some bars but nothing seem to happen is there any way to get any help? Thanks in advance
Big boy from Czech Republic Reply
i know wher you can take beer and smok joint with out problem,.prag is magic city,.lat me know and it well be fun for you,
Asimhut from United States Reply
H everyone ! I'm coming to Prague today the 31/07 and this site seems to be the best place to find pot in prague, So if anybody could hook me up it would be awesome :) My mail adress is firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you in advance :)
vox vox from Czech Republic Reply
TULIP CAFE and RED CAFE IT'S CLOSED !
KJ Slater from United States Reply
Looking for that good green. Visiting from Colorado. Email me...
Alex from Canada Reply
Will be in Prague July 25-30. Looking for best herbs.
Sasha from United States Reply
I'm in Prague now, near old town. Can anyone please hook it up??
JGJoe from Czech Republic Reply
Hey guys, anyone able and willing to help a fella out? Looking for some quality green, willing to pay more if it's worth it. Is the mentioned contact "Emilie" still active? If not, can anyone recommend someone else? Thanks in advance!
Dragana from Bosnia Reply
Thanks for the infos, but one question? Is Emilie still around?
Benji from United Kingdom Reply
Hi my wife and I are coming to Prague for a short well deserved break on the 27th July. I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to get in touch to my email who could possibly help us out like the other posters on this page. Many thanks
Owen from Ireland Reply
love prague, love smoking, this site seems bang on. Any chance of a hook up for July 5/6th weekend?
Mike from South Africa Reply
Greetings! Wife and I in Prague 1st week of June, would love to get some green!
Shimon from Ukraine Reply
I and my girlfried will be in prauge till the 16th. Can you please help us out? Thanks,
Dima from Ukraine Reply
I will be in Prauge on 12/05. Can anyone please hook me up? Thanks!
Unique from United Kingdom Reply
Im looking to score some dope ass weed in Prague 29th March. Is this Emilie dude around still? Holla back someone please. Cheers
christian from Norway Reply
Please send a message if u can help me in prague. Im There from 4 april to 8 april!Please help!!
mike from Canada Reply
In Prague March 6th through 10th, can anyone hook a canadian bro up?
Piotr from Poland Reply
Hi, tomorrow I will be in Prague (8.02). I'm looking for something to smoke. Can anybody help me?
Luke Stowe from United Kingdom Reply
This site seems spot on, going to Prague mid Feb this year, can anyone help sort me out? Cheers!
Callum from United Kingdom Reply
I'm going for Erasmus and wondering if there's any recommend bars/cafés to get hold of the chron?
Philip from Sweden Reply
I'm coming to Prague in February, can anybody hook me up with some green?
Dave R from United Kingdom Reply
I see the Tulip Cafe has closed down what bars can you still go to that is open and you can get a bit of puff? I'm coming over for Black Sabbath on the 7th of Dec.
shahar from Israel Reply
Will be in prague from 7-10th November can any one hook me up please? email@example.com
Marko from Serbia Reply
We are arriving in Prague at 13th november. Can someone give me a contact or some informations, where can I buy some weed and some other things.Please write... firstname.lastname@example.org
Itay from United States Reply
Looking to buy weed in Prague in November, please send me an email if you can help (:
carpe from Spain Reply
can anybody help me, im in erasmus and i want some.. =)=) email@example.com
Dav from Czech Republic Reply
my friend and me just moved to prague and are looking for some. please drop me a line if you know/have something good in terms of quantity and quality - firstname.lastname@example.org thanks!
ln3 from Austria Reply
Hi, iam until the 18.09. in Prague in the Hilton Hotel in Pobrezni. Pls send me, i can get weed near around the hotel. greetz
Weed guy from United Kingdom Reply
I'm in Prague for anther week or so, looking for a nice setup. if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be great. email@example.com
Tobyg from United Kingdom Reply
Will be in prague from 10-13th sept any one hook me up? Tobygoodall@hotmail.co.uk
Andi from Austria Reply
can anyone hook me up with some quality weed in prague? im arriving today evening, please contact me
Andi from Austria Reply
can anyone hook me up with some quality weed in prague? im arriving today evening, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
romdav from Israel Reply
looking for good buds for my trip 'gonna be at Prague from tomorrow 'emilie please contact me -email@example.com
Jack from New Zealand Reply
Confirming that the Prague hook-up is rock solid. We were in town last weekend and met with Emilie - very happy with the result. Flick an email off and follow the instructions, you wont be disappointed :)
scancell from United States Reply
hi everybody, I would love some help... firstname.lastname@example.org much obliged :)