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.
Julie from Poland Reply
Hey guys, I'm going to be in Prague from 16-18 of October, who can hook me up ;) Please contact me: email@example.com
Ivo from Portugal Reply
Im in prague today and its my birthday and my weed is over and i want some for today.anyone?
Felix from Germany Reply
Hey there, I'm right now on holiday in Prague and need some. Can someone help us? Thanks, Felix
Ceri from United Kingdom Reply
Trip arranged 15/10/15 for 4 nights!! Chill bar recommendations would be greatful
Raj from India Reply
I am in Prague from 5 October to 9 October I need some weed please hook me up .thank you
Ian from Czech Republic
Hi Raj. Do you still need some help in Prague?
Kos Yo from Bulgaria Reply
I will be staying in Pague Downtown from 07.10.15 - 11.07.15 please hook me up ! : ))) thanks !
T from Germany Reply
Hey. I will b in Prague today and wanna buy some weed. Preferably sticky one. Please get in touch with me firstname.lastname@example.org
cruz from Czech Republic Reply
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Alexandra from Germany Reply
Hey there :) Went on a trip to Prague spontaneously today and now I'm looking for some weed.. Anybody here to sell me some near Krystal Hotel? E-Mail me @ firstname.lastname@example.org! Thanks peeps :)
wanna get high from United States Reply
Need weed! Here in Prague now at the andels hotel. Wassup with a hookup?
Mike from United States Reply
Just arrived to Prague today and would love to sample some of the local bud. If anyone has any for sale or knows where we have the money. E-mail me at email@example.com
Dunja from Serbia Reply
Oh and you have to pay in czech korunas
Dunja from Serbia Reply
Just go to the Coruba cafe it's a 5 minute walk from the city center the grass is dope but make sure you sit down and order a beer or something before you ask for some weed to buy
Oliver from Spain Reply
Arriving today at prague and would love get some green. Will stay in center town. Email me plz
Hello Just landed in Nowe Miesto, would be great if anyone could contact me for some help or tips :) firstname.lastname@example.org Peace
Bob from Latvia Reply
I am in Prague now. Can someone help with some stuff? It will be relly nice :) email@example.com
louis from France Reply
This guy Lewis hooked me up with some very good weed while i was in prague. His methods seems cautious at first but i finally got the weed and it was really worth it. Peace to you all
eri from United States
Hey, did he ask you to pay through moneygram?
Concerned from Netherlands
If he says you should pay through moneygram or western union its obviously 100% a scam. You will never see your money or product.
Thoma from France Reply
Hey guys, i'm on praha for 3days with my friends and we need a ittle help to find our favorite green plant ;) if somone can help us for sativa it will be good. Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hellooo peeps :) coming to prague in a week, could someone get me in contact with Emilie please, seems perfect. Email me email@example.com CHEERS :)
Federerfef from Germany Reply
Hi i want to hook up email me firstname.lastname@example.org $$$
Luke from Italy Reply
Hi im coming in Prague right now and im searching for good Sativa strain at cheap price! Someone can help me?:) mail me!!
Lewa from Czech Republic Reply
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Mark from Cyprus
contact me on my mail firstname.lastname@example.org im here on praha 4
Deborah from Croatia Reply
Is there someone who can come by my hotel tonight to sell me weed? Staying at Olympik, be sure to call or message 385 099 5057769
Karlo from Croatia
Dalmatino takoder sam sutra u Olympiku tako da se mozes i ti javit na ovaj broj ili poslat poruku na whatsapp
Jonas from Norway Reply
Will be in Prague on the 26. of August, need weed, contact at Jihad_saff@hotmail.com
Felix from Germany Reply
We will arrive in 1 hour in prague and searching for Good Quality weed... We A 2 funny, Goodlookin Guys and looking Forward to Hear from you :-)
lewa from Czech Republic
Hi, we have high quality weed right here in Prague and we deal very discreetly. Our current stock includes the following Indica and Sativa strains : SATIVA 1. PURPLE HAZE 2. OG KUSH 3. PURPLE KUSH 4. WHITE WIDOW... INDICA... 1. SILVER HAZE. 2.BLUEBERRY 3. NORTHERN LIGHTS 4. MANGO 5.CHRONIC. Make an order ( Strain and quantity ) and i will give you a price and we can proceed.
will be in prauge from august 18th-24th hmu if u got it.
Daniel from Sweden
Also here now. Got any luck?
Etienne from France Reply
hey guys! i arrived yesterday and i'd like to find some good quality herb if you have any tips please email me at email@example.com
Deborah from Croatia Reply
Will be in Prague on the 26. of August, need weed, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Buras kasia from Czech Republic Reply
Buds hookup in Prague Email....email@example.com need a smoke.
Eddie from United States Reply
Amsterdam? Lol. You wish. It's a rubbish place to look for something to smoke, not even talking about quality which is average and below. Best place in EU for this purpose is Barcelona. If you come to Prague for a bud, stay were you are.
Joe from United Kingdom Reply
Looking for some good bud over the next 4 days in Prague. Drop me an email to do some sightseeing and smoking!
harry from United Kingdom Reply
I'm currently in Prague now (9th of August) looking for chronic, anyone know any numbers or emails contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey from United States Reply
"Prague weed and cannabis information- CzechSmoKERS" on Facebook these guys do serious job!
Chris from United Kingdom Reply
Looking for some help on the 8th August . Any suggested bars I should try to get some smoke 00447734687200.
Raff from Ireland Reply
Hi we're heading over on the 13th of August and would love something nice, any ideas? Thanks
roman from Israel Reply
Going to Prague on 6 august . And it will be nice to get weed. mail me please to email@example.com
Krystal from United States Reply
Going to Prague on Monday, 8/3 would love it if someone could help out
Danny from Russia Reply
Hey, friends! I'll be in Prague in 6-10 of august. And it will be nice to get some chronic. Text me please, if you can help. Have a good day! ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex from Russia Reply
Gona be in Prague in a few days. Mail me for any trusted sources ;) email@example.com
Omer from Netherlands Reply
Hello everyone! ; ) I will fly to Prague this winter with my friends , and I 'd love to have your help to find good stuff ( my friends and I used to good and quality pot we are from holland ... ( ; ) Many thanks!!
Kiko from Egypt Reply
Hope to find good weed weed. Any trusted source plz Karim.amer89@Gmail.com
pipo from Netherlands Reply
hey , looking for some Mary Jane in prague. will be there from 22-7 till 27-7. contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Arriving in Prague in a few days. Any local enthusiast friend to help me? email@example.com Tnx!
Andre west from Switzerland Reply
Hey! I'm in Prague for a few days with some friends and we are actually looking for someone who could hook us up with some nice stuff (we are used to good quality and obviously couldn't find it randomly in the streets) thanks very much
EMilie from Czech Republic
I was approached by a very friendly looking young guy on the street during my visit to Prague. He gave me ...with complete stealth and discretion what was suppose to be' the best green in prague', went home and smoked the 1g. Best 300czk Ive ever spent :DD BEST SHIT!!! Thanks Sam
TomPaul from United States Reply
Smiles!! It would be nice to do so this Wed July 8 early to start off a two week Prague holiday. Díky a nejlepší přání !!
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.
g from United States
me also interested i go tomorrow send me a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org THX!
istvan from Hungary
me also, on the next days of tomorrow i will be in chech.
Eric from Lebanon
Can I have the contact too please?
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?
Markus from Germany
100% I took 5g and it was amazing
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? email@example.com
Andre from Portugal Reply
hey man, gonna be in praha till monday, would love to find some godd stuff firstname.lastname@example.org
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!