Basel is a Swiss city on the border between France and Germany. It’s a melting pot of European cultures, languages, and cuisines, making it one-of-a-kind and well worth a visit. You’re in luck if you want to wander the streets while smoking a joint. When it comes to marijuana, the regulations in Switzerland are very lenient, and you can find some weed if you look hard enough. Continue reading for a complete guide to weeding in Basel.
Cannabis laws Switzerland
Switzerland is pretty liberal and progressive when it comes to marijuana, but it is still illegal. There are low-THC joints being sold in almost every tobacco shop, but those have less than 1 percent THC and won’t get you high. Cannabis is still illegal, but it has been decriminalized. If you are caught possessing less than 10 grams of weed on you, you will just get a fine of 100 Swiss Francs. Overall, the police don’t care too much if you are just smoking a joint and aren’t dealing. Just don’t be too blatant about it.
In Switzerland, there have been numerous attempts at legalization, and it is very likely that recreational cannabis will be legalized in the near future. There’s still a lot to be done, and it’ll probably take years, but we’ll be smoking pot while skiing in the Swiss Alps at some time.
Getting weed in Basel
It’s not difficult to find weed in Basel due to the comparatively lenient rules. Take a walk along the Rhein’s banks and you’ll almost certainly come across dealers. They’re largely African and North African, and it’s clear that they’re selling marijuana and hashish. You must inspect the weed before paying, as it is not uncommon for those guys to defraud you. Depending on the quality and your ability to haggle, expect to spend between 10-15 CHF per gram of cannabis. Keep in mind, though, that the quality is frequently poor.