Leuven is a historic city with all of the modern conveniences you’d expect from a European metropolis. Despite being only 25 kilometers from Brussels, it manages to maintain its own distinct atmosphere. An eclectic blend of old Belgian architecture and student life.
The Catholic University of Leuven is one of the region’s largest and most prestigious universities. Leuven is a must-see for any weed-obsessed traveler, thanks to its vibrant student lifestyle and thriving beer culture. For a complete guide to cannabis in Leuven, read on.
Cannabis laws in Belgium
Possession, growth, and sale of cannabis are all prohibited in Belgium. There is, however, a distinction between possessing little amounts of cannabis (under 3 grams) and possessing large quantities of cannabis (above 3 grams). In such circumstances, a punishment of 90 to 150 euros is imposed. However, aggravating conditions, such as smoking in a public area or near minors, can result in a fine of thousands of dollars or possibly jail time.
It is not advisable to smoke weed in public places in Leuven; even if the police officer is friendly and just a minor fine is imposed, there is always the chance of getting into deeper difficulty. You should never carry more than 3 grams of cannabis on you at any time, as this can lead to more serious consequences than just a fine.
Getting weed in Leuven
Because Leuven is a student city, it has a vibrant nightlife and cannabis is available for purchase. At night, dealers can be found strolling the Old Market, which is home to the majority of the taverns and pubs frequented by students. If you don’t see anyone who appears to be a dealer, talk to some of the students; many of them smoke and should be able to get you some weed or put you in touch with someone who does. A gram of marijuana costs on average 10 euros.