While Germany has recently legalized marijuana for medicinal use, it is still illegal to buy and sell it for recreational purposes. However, Berlin is the marijuana-friendly capital of Europe, and there are many places where we can get weed in Berlin.
While it is illegal to cultivate or sell marijuana for recreational purposes, any amount under 15 grams is allowed for personal use. Police officers usually won’t prosecute us if we were carrying 15 grams or less. We recommend carrying much less on your person and trying to avoid public places when smoking.
As far as medicinal marijuana goes, Germany has recently passed one of the most progressive laws in Europe. Now, anyone who has a serious medical condition can purchase cannabis from a licensed pharmacy.
Moreover, Germany will soon start producing its own cannabis plants. We won’t have to worry about buying home-grown plants of suspicious origin. All patients will be able to buy cannabis from authorized pharmacies. Depending on the quality, the prices start from 12 to 20 euros per gram.
Where to Get Weed in Berlin
Berliners usually use one of two methods to buy weed. The first one is through friends. A dealer that our friends recommend is usually the safest way of getting weed. We won’t have to worry about overpaying or buying low-quality weed.
However, if we’re only visiting the city and don’t know anyone there, there are a few alternatives. Several spots around the city are popular hangouts for dealers and smokers.
1. Görlitzer Park
The Görlitzer park is in one of Berlin’s trendiest districts. We can find weed dealers there at any given moment. Keep in mind that, since the park is a known hotspot for dealers, the police raid the park almost hourly.
However, earlier this year, the park manager outlined certain zones of the park just for dealers and their customers. These areas are called “pink boxes” and dealers can operate only within them.
Another thing to note about this park is that the weed sold there isn’t usually high-quality. Moreover, if the dealers realize we’re tourists, they might try to increase the price. We can usually haggle over the price a bit and buy a gram for 10 euros. We recommend going to the park during the day.
2. Hasenheide Park
Once we find a dealer, we can just approach them and ask for the amount we want. However, most of the weed sold here isn’t high-quality. Dealers can sometimes spray it with different chemicals to make it heavier. The prices start at 8 euros per gram.
3. Alternatives to Parks
Every year in August, there is a hemp parade in Berlin. Going to it is a great way to meet some new people and get information on where to get weed in Berlin. We can also take part in the Global Marijuana March, which became an annual event in Germany in 2011. Moreover, if we’re looking to buy some cannabis-based products, we can visit some health food shops, such as Reformhaus.