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Where to find and buy Marijuana in Thailand

You came to this page looking for Marijuana and dope in Thailand, first thing I’d like to ask is….Are you crazy? Marijuana is prohibited in Thailand and is completely illegal. You might have heard stories about people getting high in Thailand however they are really walking a fine line, ever heard the story Bangkok Hilton? Yeah, buying drugs in Thailand is a bad idea.
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Some well known spots to buy Marijuana in Thailand have been reported were Patpong in Bangkok, Koh Samui in the south, Pattaya Beach, and the mountains of Chiang Mai, also were reported in the same places were people being arrested and thrown in jail for years because they attempted to buy or have purchased Marijuana in Thailand.

Buying Marijuana In Thailand

Buying Marijuana In Thailand

Every time I’m in Pattaya walking along beach road someone is trying to sell me some sort of drug, do I look like a druggie geez! Once I was on an overnight trek in the mountains of Chiang Mai when some hill tribe person tried to sell me a kilo of weed for like $100. If I did want any which I didn’t why in the world would I want a whole bloody kilo of it, actually a week later I was talking to the Tourist Police who said a man was busted with 1/2 of marijuana in his hotel room safe, the maid had smelt it, now the guy is in jail pending trial. Are you sure you want that same fate?

Pai is also another place foreigners have known to go to buy Marijuana in Thailand, about 2 1/2 hours drive out of Bangkok is a small sleepy village, it’s known that this place is full of bars and while not freely available I’ve heard stories of people buying the drug from the guys that work in the bars and tattoo shops.

I’ve seen people ask Tuk Tuk drivers for drugs in Thailand, pretty scary way to buy drugs in Thailand, if you actually do survive the ride with the Tuk Tuk driver and don’t get scammed, robbed or driven to the police you might be in the few percentage of people who walked away.

One place in Thailand you can actually see Marijuana grown is at Doi Bui about 10km after the famous Doi Suthep, just keep driving until you see the signs. The actually have poppies growing which heroin is made out of as well as marijuana plants growing on the hillside, you can actually dress up in traditional clothes and get your photo taken next to the plants.

Every backpacker to Thailand knows that if you go to Koh Pangan full moon party there are lots of drugs available including Marijuana, it seems like Pai there is a very if any police presence in the area and that if it were to happen there no one would know the better.

Thai police have taken on American style policing where entrapment is allowed even for rolling a joint. Undercover policemen patrol the known drug areas of Thailand searching for drug users and drug dealers. I hear more people getting busted buying drugs than I do drug dealers selling drugs, i don’t know if this is corruption or they are just good at hiding the stuff (doubt it).

In all the Thai police do have crackdowns on drug dealers and busts occur all the time, huge stakes too, police are often shot at during the raids on drug dealers, it’s a very scary business to be in Thailand especially before when the previous government was in power. However the Thai police force do an excellent job with the resources they have.

Finally whatever you do don’t go try and find Marijuana and other drugs in Thailand, there are so many wonderful highs you can get out of Thailand you don’t need to do that stuff. Try some Sang Song whisky, that’ll put you out faster than weed will!

 


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About Chris

Chris founded Living Thai and author of the books Learn the The Thai Alphabet and How to make money in Thailand also the Blueprint for Living in Thailand. Chris started this blog with the aim of educating westerners on how to have the best time in Thailand, to make new friends and to vent his frustrations Chris is also fluent in both written and spoken Thai.

10 Responses to Where to find and buy Marijuana in Thailand

  1. Discovery_Galore July 29, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    As the article states in the initial paragraph, visitors, expats and Thais all need to be aware of the consequences (or potential consequences) of getting caught with drugs in Thailand. It’s very difficult to predict the exact punishment from possession or selling small scale drugs like marijuana law in Thailand … though the more dangerous drugs will definitely result in longer jail terms. Even if one is extradited to serve their prison sentence in America or wherever their country of origin, they still must serve the full sentence. Stories are sometimes heard (whether true or not) that suggest an offender caught with marijuana can be subjected to large on-the-spot fines by Thai police (unofficially) with their only other alternative being an official drug charge. It’s possible that a tourist could get lucky and leave the country with an emptied bank account (fines) as their only punishment, but it’s ill-advised to take the risk according to most experts.

    • Chris July 29, 2011 at 10:12 am #

      It’s true, I’ve heard of people getting off very scott free with only a quick fine to the Police, however you must act quickly, once it’s at the station that’s it.

    • david mac March 11, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      I was stationed @ U-Tapao RTAB in 1968..My duty station was the control tower slinging combat B52 & KC135 tanker traffic, and I relaxed by smoking guncha and banging my 16 yr old teelock [it’s cool,because I was only 20 then]..A pack of Falling Rain cost 20 baht and 3 tokes would put me one toke over the line,so it was a great investment..The pooyang and jeekos watched out for me and my possee,so we were safe..Fortunately I’m a straight edge these days,because Thai weed can really rearrange one’s priorities.

  2. Bentley October 18, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    As Chris points out in the final paragraph of the article, it’s best to leave it all alone. As my neighbor (in BKK) said to me essentially the same: you better not get caught with it.

  3. Sam January 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    The drug laws in Thailandare VERY flexible. Some cops will give u a warning. Others will ask for a bribe few hundred++. Others will throw u in the slammer fora joint. Weed is a class 5 drug. Meth,coke and H are class 1. Some provinces allow Thai nationals to grow a plant or two in their yards. This writer makes it out as if scoring some dope = BangkokHilton. Not true. Just dont be stupid or blatant about it. Loads of Thai Uni students blaze. Its best to befriend a Uni student if u have enough time. Buying tuk tuk guys=low quality+hi price(no pun)

    • Chris January 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

      Thanks for your input sam, but I think people reading this should be aware that if you let it get to the point where you are at the police station you are F%$#@d.

  4. Guy April 12, 2012 at 1:41 am #

    it depends where you are, if you are in the tourist areas then yeah you will have the book thrown at you. I live in Ratchaburi and have bought weed plenty of times from girlfriends mates who are your regular reggae kind lol. kilo 4000 baht. I know people who have been caught with weed around here and police dont give a crap. there was a motorshow here the other week police all around every one walkin past the police with spliffs in there hand.

  5. Guy April 12, 2012 at 1:44 am #

    Also note, my girlfriends cousin was caught selling yaba, was sentanced to over 50 years in prison, not half setnace for being good or nothing. over 50 years purely in prison. He has 3 great young kids here he is missing out on.

  6. kiwibrown June 27, 2014 at 9:09 am #

    i found thai weed to be of very low quality, if you want to smoke, go to cambodia.
    love your blog guy, just spent a few hours reading up for my next trip to thailand in a few weeks. cheers mate

    • Chris July 2, 2014 at 11:53 am #

      As the owner of the blog I can only suggest you not do any drugs in Thailand if at all. But I have friends who smoke weed etc they all complain about the Thai stuff. Loas is supposedly the cheapest and best weed in the region, I heard good stuff about Cambodia but apparently it’s mostly shit and you have to kinda know someone to get the good stuff. Thanks for reading mate

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