How to Buy Cannabis in Rome
Buy Cannabis In Rome. Marijuana is technically legal in Italy, and this means that it has become a lot more popular (and much easier) to buy weed in Rome.
If you have walked through the center of Rome and been surprised at the number of shops selling cannabis and CBD products, you are not alone. There seems to be literally a new store that pops up every week offering a menu of cannabis to discerning collectors.
That’s right, “collectors.”
A form of marijuana is legal in Italy due to a law that passed in December 2016 and created a beautiful loophole. The law was aimed at helping to support Italy’s industrial hemp farmers. Hemp fiber has many uses (none of which include getting anyone high) and Italy was once a major producer of the crop.
Italian Law n.242 also created a gray area to sell light cannabis flowers legally in Italy – so long as no one plans on eating it or smoking it.
This might not be the exact weed you are looking for. Light cannabis has a THC content of 0.5% or less. It can currently legally be sold because it is grouped together with more industrial hemp under the law.
Every little bottle or bag of legal marijuana that can be bought in Italy comes with a warning and details about the product’s status as a collector’s item.
Cannabis laws in Rome
It should come as no surprise that Italy’s marijuana rules are very loose. Cannabis is prohibited, but tiny amounts are decriminalized, so you’re unlikely to go to jail. With a few grams on you, you can expect a fine and the confiscation of your possessions. Of course, that is only the law; in practice, you may only receive a warning. Although Rome is more liberal than the south of Italy, you must nevertheless be respectful and refrain from smoking in public areas such as the Coliseum. If you’re discreet and cooperative with the officers when they arrive, you should be able to avoid paying the fee.
Where to get weed in Rome
Because Rome has so much to offer and is such a large city, you will have many opportunities to score; here are some of the finest spots to look:
There are several merchants in the San Lorenzo region who are a little more legitimate than the regular ones. It’s primarily a student neighborhood, but you’ll find some Moroccans or Albanians selling weed if you cruise the streets. When you make eye contact with them, they will approach you and say “fumo,” which is an Italian slang term for marijuana. Tourists pay around 10 euros per gram, but you should be able to get a few dollars off. The quality is abysmal.
The Piazza of Santa Caterina della Rota is well worth visiting. You must keep an eye out for the dears and make eye contact, just as you must anywhere in Rome. Again, don’t get taken advantage of and don’t overpay.