Traveling through southeastern Asia and wondering where you can get weed in Koh Samui, Thailand?
Koh Samui is Thailand’s second-largest island, right after Phuket. Thailand is an ancient and beautiful country located in southeastern Asia. This tropical paradise is a famous tourist destination, consisting pretty much of just local fishermen’s and tourists.
It is no wonder that you have decided to go there for your vacation. Tropical sandy beaches, filled with coconut trees and surrounded by incredible coral reefs, will fill up your batteries like none other.
Take a stroll through mile-long beaches, enjoy the wind and salt passing through your hair. Watch the sun sinking down into the beautiful crystal-clear sea. What more could you ask from life? Well, not being ungrateful, but a little bit of weed could make this experience even better.
Keep reading this guide to find out where you can get weed in Koh Samui.
Cannabis Law in Koh Samui
If you are caught with minor possession and consumption of weed, you can get up to 5 years of imprisonment and a fine, while on the other hand, if you are caught with larger quantities you can receive a financial punishment as well as jail time of 2 to 15 years.
There have been cases where some dealers were cooperating with undercover cops to bust tourists who wanted to buy weed or drugs.
Even with all these setbacks, there are places in Thailand where cannabis is cultivated, especially in the northeast province of Nakhon Phanom, where it even grows naturally in the wild (typical sativa).
The good news is, Thailand plans to legalize the selling of medical marijuana in 2018. People will be able to get marijuana, but only on a doctor’s orders, they will not be able to grow it themselves.
In 2016, Thailand’s justice minister admitted that the war on drugs was a failure and that they should embrace decriminalization od lighter drugs, such as cannabis. It seems like the good times are coming for Thai pot lovers.
However, do not get too relaxed. Getting caught and charged with drug possession in Thailand is no joke. It is not as strict as in Singapore, but on the other hand, it is also not as loose as in India.
Where to Get Weed in Koh Samui
Although the weed is illegal in Koh Samui, it can be obtained even in some rasta bars and open restaurants. Just ask around younger people and students and they will surely know where you can get some pot.
Don’t forget to check out the complete guide on weed in Bangkok!
There is even a probability the dealers will approach you if they figure out you are that type of tourist. However, as mentioned above, stay awake because some dealers might be crooks and get you arrested.
Cannabis Prices in Koh Samui
Cannabis prices are relatively low in Koh Samui, but the quality follows the price, unfortunately.
The most common shape of getting weed is in bricks for a price of some 15$. The brick is big enough for making 4-6 joints.
As with most South Asian nations, negotiation is expected while making any sort of purchase. Therefore, if your bartering skills are good, you may be able to get the same amount of weed for less money.
This paradise island has pretty much been cut off from the rest of the world and used to be local fishermen’s bastion until the 20th century. Since then, it has started getting tourists which meant economic growth for the island ever since.
To get around the island easily and explore as much as you can, we suggest renting a (motor)bike, which is relatively affordable if you are from any western country.
Anyway, I hope you found this guide helpful. If you like traveling and smoking pot as we do, check out our other guides on how to find weed in other cities.
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