Thursday, January 17, 2013

THINGS to Know About Doing Illegal Drugs in Costa Rica

Marijuana and Coke are the easiest drugs to get in Costa Rica.

You may or may not be surprised to know we get quite a few emails asking us about the legalities of drug use in Costa Rica, while others just come right out and ask, “Where can I score some decent weed?” Usually, the emails ARE about pot (or 'mota' as it’s called by the locals), but once in awhile we’ll get asked about Coke and other ‘harder’ drugs. So, we've decided to put all the drug related answers in one place, (namely in the video below). BTW- We're not dealers or a go-betweens, so we don’t know where you can score anything, but we do know a few things about drugs in Costa Rica- you know, the stuff we read in the paper and see on the news. ;)

The first thing to know is, like most laws here, they tend to have the ‘bark is worse than the bite’ thing goin’ on. The drugs laws ARE on the books, but they don’t seem to be enforced, at least not for the casual drug user. *Dealing is an entirely different story. If you’re even half-way discreet, you can pretty much smoke ‘anywhere’. And even if you're found with a small amount of pot on you (a few joints), 9 times out of 10 nothing will happen. The police are much more interested in the 'harder' drugs. The second thing you need to know is- contrary to popular belief, Costa Rican pot is NOT quality stuff. You would think living in such a climate, someone would figure out a way to grow some quality weed. Well, it may be out there, but I can assure you, it would be the exception to the rule. So when someone tells you, "it's the good stuff", more often than not- LIES. You'd have to 'know' someone to get the good stuff.

I could keep writing but most everything you want to know about doing illegal drugs in Costa Rica (while visiting Costa Rica) can be found in the video below. ENjoY!

Oh, and just so we're clear- CRYSTAL CLEAR- if you decide to do drugs in Costa Rica- it IS at your own risk. We do NOT endorse anything, we just provide relevant information for you the traveler.

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