Yo, what’s good? My name’s Dan and I’m here to give you the lowdown on weed in Argentina. You feel me? Argentina is a huge country, eighth largest in the world, and they’re known for their culture and football, but what about their weed culture? Is weed legal in Argentina, fam? Don’t be caught slipping – let me break it down for you.
First of all, let’s talk about the laws. Argentina takes their rules and regulations seriously, and law enforcement is strict. So listen up. Medical marijuana is legal in Argentina, but recreational or personal use is still illegal, though it has been decriminalized. Private use on personal property is tolerated, but smoking weed in public is a no-go. The Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti said, “Behavior in private is legal, as long as it doesn’t constitute a clear danger.” So basically, you can smoke on your own property but don’t be wildin’ out in the streets.
Now let’s get into the nitty-gritty. Before 2009, there were strict rules and punishments for drug usage. But in 2009, the Supreme Court ruled out the punishments over the personal consumption of weed, though still keeping it illegal. Then in 2017, the Senate accepted marijuana for medicinal purposes. And in 2020, self-cultivation of plants at home got the green light from the government. So Argentina is slowly moving toward legalization.
If you’re thinking about growing your own plants for medicinal use, you need to get a cultivation license from REPROCANN, which is responsible for providing medical cannabis cultivation licenses. You can only register for this program when you have a written recommendation from a registered doctor’s prescription. And you can apply for any health ailment – PTSD, cancer, epilepsy, neuropathic pain, muscle spasm, insomnia, anxiety, stress – you name it.
But before you start growing your own plants, there are some rules to follow. One grower is allowed per household, and your garden should not exceed 6m2 indoors to 15m2 outdoors. And you can only transport six bottles of 30ml of cannabis oil or 40g of dried bud at once. Breaking any of these rules could land you in serious trouble.
So what’s the weed culture like in Argentina? People love their weed, and there’s massive support for the cultivation and production of marijuana. In fact, on May 4, 2019, around 140,000 people gathered in 19 different cities of Argentina to show their mass support for cannabis. Weed tourism isn’t exactly legal, but people enjoy themselves on private property or near beaches in Buenos Aires. And while recreational weed consumption is illegal, it’s very common in Argentina. Just don’t be creating a nuisance and you’ll probably be fine.
In terms of buying weed, Buenos Aires is the smoking capital of the country. You can approach parks, beaches, and other public places to find what you’re looking for. And generally, weed isn’t too expensive in Argentina – you can get as low as $20 for 40 grams.
So that’s the deal with weed in Argentina. The country is working on making cannabis easier to use and may even legalize it completely soon. But until then, make sure you know the laws and abide by them. Stay safe out there!