Right next to the large island of Phuket, you can find the Phi Phi island group. The islands are small and sparsely populated, but very beautiful and popular with tourists. The islands became very poplar with Western tourists once the movie “The Beach”, which was filmed on the island, came out. There are also long white sanded beaches and very clear water. This makes the Phi Phi islands perfect for marine activities like snorkeling, diving and kayaking. Weed is illegal in Thailand, but in the Phi Phi islands cannabis laws are hardly enforced.
Cannabis laws in Thailand
In Thailand any activity involving cannabis is illegal. Growing, selling or trafficking large amounts of cannabis is very illegal and can get you in a lot of trouble. Punishments include large fines and even prison. If you are caught with a small amount of weed, meant for personal use however, you can expect a small fine. Often times the police will ask tourists for a bribe. This is quite common through Thailand and if it happens you are supposed to negotiate for a better price.
You should always be careful when smoking in public, as attracting the police’s attention is not a good idea. There are certain bars and places where a lot of people smoke weed and those are usually safe. You do have to watch out when smoking on the beach though.
Finding weed in the Phi Phi islands
Just like on other Thai islands, you can buy weed in beach bars in the Phi Phi islands. The best places to get weed from are the Banana Bar and Stones Bar. You can get weed there. There are also other people smoking in the bar, so you can light a joint up while drinking a beer. The prices are usually 200 baht for a joint, you can also buy a few grams of weed for 1000 baht. The quality is alright, considering the weed is grown outside.