Smokin' the Grass...

…and we don’t mean the grass at Palace Gardens! Prague has been called “the Amsterdam of the east” for good reason; its liberal laws and liberal policies mean that the city has earned a reputation of being pot-friendly, and an estimated 400,000 marijuana users are largely ignored by the authorities and tolerated by most everyone – not that we recommend that sort of thing…

However, if you’re inclined to toke the chronic, we recommend… err, we heard that it’s best not to buy it off the street, but rather ask around, particularly at more chill bars or at concerts. If you get a whiff of some wacky tobacky while you’re at a concert or bar, politely ask the holder of said hippie lettuce if he knows where to buy, or perhaps if he’ll sell you some of his. Some bars even have their own dealers who hang around, so courteously asking the barman may work as well. Whatever you do, never buy from a dealer who walks up to you in the street, or most often the train station. Next to cabbies ripping off tourists, so-called “dealers” are the most notorious for taking your green with no green in return, often giving you a half-second peek at something that looks like ganja but is more likely oregano, and running off with your cash after mumbling something about seeing a cop. Remember, if it looks and feels shady, it probably is.

So is it legal? Well, here are the facts:

Section 187a (1) A person who keeps, without authorization, a narcotic or psychotropic substance or a poison in a quantity greater than small shall be punished by imprisonment for a term of up to two years or by a pecuniary penalty.

Technically, smoking and possessing marijuana is illegal in Prague and the Czech Republic, though the marijuana legalization movement in the city is highly active. Under the current law on drugs, people can possess "not more than a small amount" of marijuana, though what constitutes a "small amount" is not specified, but it’s generally understood as less than 4 grams. If caught, the fine is a slap on the hand costing you 1000 kc, and you might even get to keep the weed if you’re lucky. The 1999 law is under pressure to be changed, particularly to separate marijuana from “hard” drugs, both in definition and punishment.

But what’s the reality?

In practice, small amounts for personal use are generally allowed or might land you a minor fine at worst. In fact, even if a cop happens to walk into a bar as you’re lighting up, just discreetly put it out and most likely they won’t even say anything to you. And, most pubs and non-tourist bars outside of the center allow you to smoke inside, though it’s polite to ask the barman first. We’ve heard rumours of U Sudu being weed-friendly, for example. Don’t try lighting some skunk at a dance club though, unless you want Jiri the bouncer’s fists to send you on a trip stronger than any chronic.

What about quality and price?

At the moment, the going rate for herb is about 250 kc per gram, though tourists tend to be charged double. Even at the double rate, it’s more affordable than Amsterdam or the usual prices in the U.S. or UK. As far as quality, it’s definitely more kind bud than shwag – usually straight from the cannabis capital itself, Amsterdam, and packing a punch. Unlike Americans, Europeans mix their skunk with tobacco when making joints, so don’t try to smoke it straight unless you’d like to see pink elephants doing the tango around Wenceslas Square. If hash is more your bag than bud, it can be obtained from reputable dealers, though it’s more rare and might be more pricey than plain old reefer.

Basically, if you’re planning to get high in Prague, be kind and respectful to authorities and owners of establishments, and the bud will be kind to you. If you’re not causing a problem, no one will mind if you bring your friend Mary Jane to a concert or park.

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In Prague March 6th through 10th, can anyone hook a canadian bro up?

reviewed by mike from Canada on Feb.27.2014

Hi, tomorrow I will be in Prague (8.02). I'm looking for something to smoke. Can anybody help me?

reviewed by Piotr from Poland on Feb.07.2014

This site seems spot on, going to Prague mid Feb this year, can anyone help sort me out? Cheers!

reviewed by Luke Stowe from United Kingdom on Feb.02.2014

I'm going for Erasmus and wondering if there's any recommend bars/cafés to get hold of the chron?

reviewed by Callum from United Kingdom on Jan.31.2014

I'm coming to Prague in February, can anybody hook me up with some green?

reviewed by Philip from Sweden on Dec.08.2013

I see the Tulip Cafe has closed down what bars can you still go to that is open and you can get a bit of puff? I'm coming over for Black Sabbath on the 7th of Dec.

reviewed by Dave R from United Kingdom on Oct.22.2013

Will be in prague from 7-10th November can any one hook me up please?

reviewed by shahar from Israel on Oct.21.2013

We are arriving in Prague at 13th november. Can someone give me a contact or some informations, where can I buy some weed and some other things.Please write...

reviewed by Marko from Serbia on Oct.21.2013

Looking to buy weed in Prague in November, please send me an email if you can help (:

reviewed by Itay from United States on Oct.17.2013

can anybody help me, im in erasmus and i want some.. =)=)

reviewed by carpe from Spain on Oct.14.2013

my friend and me just moved to prague and are looking for some. please drop me a line if you know/have something good in terms of quantity and quality -


reviewed by Dav from Czech Republic on Sep.17.2013

Hi, iam until the 18.09. in Prague in the Hilton Hotel in Pobrezni.
Pls send me, i can get weed near around the hotel.

reviewed by ln3 from Austria on Sep.17.2013

I'm in Prague for anther week or so, looking for a nice setup.
if anyone could point me in the right direction it would be great.

reviewed by Weed guy from United Kingdom on Sep.11.2013

Will be in prague from 10-13th sept any one hook me up?

reviewed by Tobyg from United Kingdom on Sep.06.2013

can anyone hook me up with some quality weed in prague? im arriving today evening, please contact me

reviewed by Andi from Austria on Sep.03.2013

can anyone hook me up with some quality weed in prague? im arriving today evening, please contact me

reviewed by Andi from Austria on Sep.03.2013

Wanna buy some weed tomorrow please contact me.

reviewed by dega from Russia on Sep.01.2013

Wanna buy some weed tomorrow please contact me.

reviewed by dega from Russia on Sep.01.2013

Wanna buy some weed tomorrow please contact me.

reviewed by dega from Russia on Sep.01.2013

looking for good buds for my trip 'gonna be at Prague from tomorrow 'emilie please contact me

reviewed by romdav from Israel on Aug.31.2013

Confirming that the Prague hook-up is rock solid. We were in town last weekend and met with Emilie - very happy with the result.
Flick an email off and follow the instructions, you wont be disappointed :)

reviewed by Jack from New Zealand on Aug.24.2013

hi everybody, I would love some help...
much obliged :)

reviewed by scancell from United States on Aug.21.2013

Visiting Prague today in daytime, looking for a hookup around Old Town.

Please let me know on:

reviewed by alpenrose from Netherlands on Aug.11.2013

In prague in August 11th, anyone can help me?

reviewed by Truta from The Bahamas on Aug.08.2013

Can anyone help me get some green? I am in Prague 7 days and I need some.


reviewed by smocker from United States on Aug.04.2013

is emillie still around?

reviewed by Krystian from Poland on Aug.01.2013

I'm in Brno, anybody got a hook up for Brno? Anybody in Brno wanna sell some? Hit me up

reviewed by O.o from United States on Jul.31.2013

I can highly recommend this person whose name starts with E. Worked as a charm couple of weeks ago. 10/10.

reviewed by J from Finland on Jul.17.2013

Please email if you can help

reviewed by Katie B from United States on Jul.06.2013

Hey can someone hook me up? My email is

reviewed by Bobby from Greece on Jul.03.2013

Hey I'm in prague now, can anyone help with good quality better than street deals ?

reviewed by M Buddy from Malaysia on May.23.2013

Hey I'm in prague now, can anyone help with good quality better than street deals ?

reviewed by M Buddy from Malaysia on May.23.2013

Great piece of writing — being polite and respectful is always good advice.
Prague really is the most beautiful city in the world. Good luck liberalising the law!

reviewed by Lee Gee from Hungary on May.22.2013

Thanks Em for making our trip highly enjoyable ;) If you're ever in NY, we'll return the favor.

reviewed by Tony from United States on May.21.2013

Great article, and if anyone could help me out from may 5-10th that would be awesome. message me at

reviewed by Paul from Canada on May.05.2013

hey im coming to prague 3-6 of may..
if anyone can help with nice stuff

reviewed by ynnan from France on May.01.2013

Will be in Prague 3,4 May. Any good leads on where to buy appreciated on

reviewed by Carlos from Poland on Apr.17.2013

The deal with Emmilie was fast and polite and the stuf was awesome.

reviewed by Maxim from Israel on Feb.12.2013

Got some nice stuff from emillie 2 days ago. Thanks for your help dude. Really easy to deal with and not sketchy at all

reviewed by James from Australia on Jan.14.2013


reviewed by .. from Denmark on Jan.09.2013

Is there really a dude named emilie that could help me out near christmas time

reviewed by Jstizy from United States on Oct.16.2012

Is Emilie still in Prague I m coming september 21 and i would like to buy something but I need istructions.

reviewed by Alexa from Serbia on Sep.04.2012

Thanks for recommending Emilie. It was much better than that shady chapeau rouge business.

reviewed by Mike from United States on Aug.28.2012

I just arrived from Prague yesterday and I have to say it changed my life. It's magical. It's a fantastic city. A real life fairy tale. If you go, try to stay in an hostel, as is it the best and most affordable way of stay. You meet a lot of people just, specially girls and if you're lucky, they might get a couple of girls to share a room with you. If you want to smoke, you should go to Chapeau Rouge in Mula "something" street. They will tell what to do. Also, try absinthe in any of the bars. Smoking weed and drinking absinthe is a very good experience. Prague is the best city in the world. Period.

reviewed by ivillo from Spain on Jul.25.2012

i emailed emilie last night but no response yet. any other contacts?

reviewed by crodriguez from United States on Jul.08.2012

Emille still around?

reviewed by penapena from Finland on Jun.16.2012

Anybody know if Emile will be around from the 5th of June to the 8th? could really use some help

reviewed by Willy from United States on Jun.04.2012

Hey guys, will be in Prague next months ... would you happen to know if emilie still does what he does ? looking forward for the trip !!!

reviewed by Adam from Canada on Jun.02.2012

How do get hold of emile???

reviewed by Sid from United Kingdom on May.14.2012

I can confirm that emilie is cool. Professional, courteous service and good quality.

reviewed by bobo from Monaco on May.12.2012

I've seen Emile appear on three different websites. Can anyone verify that they've used his services?

reviewed by DubEnt from United States on May.09.2012

Just emailed Emilie, hope for an answer quickly since im going to Prague next week!

reviewed by AB from Sweden on May.09.2012

Will Emile be there in May? Coming from San Francisco.

reviewed by DG from United States on Apr.29.2012

Hey guys! I'm in Prague this weekend and I just wanted to check if Emilie is still available.Please respond ASAP!Thank you:)

reviewed by L from United States on Apr.16.2012

I'm going to Prague this weekend, can someone offer me some good advice on weed there? Locations/price/quality or even people whom I can rely on and contact them preferably before my arrival. Thank you, fellow ganja lovers. I will now return to my quest in becoming the greatest walrus ever!!!!

reviewed by 50R1N from Romania on Mar.26.2012

Regarding JD's post...I disagree. I just went to Chapeu Rogue and got some shaky crap. I then conacted emilie and got some danky bud.

reviewed by Jessy from United States on Mar.24.2012

How can i get the email address for emilie? i will be in prague next week. would like to be hooked up with quality weed.

reviewed by fred from United States on Feb.13.2012

So, you guys just mailed the email adress here?

reviewed by Nibbler from Belgium on Jan.06.2012

Emilie was great in hooking it up. The actual transaction was not sketchy and in a public place (if your worried). Bud in itself was weighed out correctly and was very green.

reviewed by americaninprague from United States on Jan.04.2012

dope dude hooked me up for my entire may seem sketchy but dont be worried cool guy and very potent shit. thanks again emilie!! (hes a guy btw)

reviewed by bren from United States on Nov.27.2011

contact emilie, he'll help you out

reviewed by lunix from Australia on Nov.26.2011

Just came back from Prague. Stayed there for a couple of days. I contacted emilie trough e-mail that was given bellow and everything was just fine! The delivery was fast and the stuff very nice :)
I didn't have the opportunity to weight it but roughly the amount of the stuff was just as we agreed.
(And by the way, emilie is a guy)

reviewed by Anton from Russia on Nov.23.2011

I wasn't really lucky at Chapeau Rouge. It's hit or miss, went twice (once got decent stuff and once got shwag.) Both times, when I went back to the hotel and weighed it with my scale, it was half a gram which they sold me as a gram (for 250). Anyone got any other advice apart from asking random people on the street?

reviewed by Bill from United States on Nov.13.2011

I did what Alex said below and contacted the address. By the time I had unpacked my bag checked out the map and planned where I wanted to go, I was in contact and received help. Super easy and well worth it. Thanks again Emilie!

reviewed by Jesse from United States on Nov.13.2011

I just came back from Prague. Was there for 3 months. I would not advise dealing with anyone on the streets....especially in old town square, etc. But, you never know. If they are willing to let you look at it and it's not in a black bag you might be okay. I actually had the best luck at Chapeau Rouge as a lot of friends did. They do not charge 500 per gram to's 250 Cr for everyone...and it is really good. You just have to go in...and YOU HAVE TO buy a beer before you ask the barman anything. Be nice, not saying people told you you can buy there...just :do you happen to know". He may not say anything at first but drink your beer and be patient. Eventually he will likely say "there may be a person near the bathroom who might have some". They are just trying to feel you out a bit. Smoking is tolerated....dealing is not...

reviewed by Jon from United States on Nov.13.2011

I Take back my previous comment !
Contact the email address below and shortly there after you will get exactly what you are looking for. I am the type of person that is always respectful to others especially when I am traveling in a country that I have virtually no grasp of the language. I have made an effort to learn a couple key phrases in Czech and have found the response of most locals to be very positive. Haven't gone looking for trouble at all, but I have enjoyed a nice walk every couple hours " no smoking in my hotel". These walks have also been accompanied by some of the fine herbs that this amazing city has to offer! On that note..... If you are like I am, don't stress after that long flight get to your hotel get comfortable send an email,have a Czech beer, and in a short time you will be as satisfied as I am.

Don't be afraid too ask in unsual places after all it is pretty common here i.e. nice bartenders "after you have bought a drink", bell hops, young people milling about in parks smoking, just be respectful and if you don't go looking for a sketchy situation you should be straight

reviewed by Alex from United States on Nov.09.2011

Hello everyone I've been following these posts for a bit but... Now I am in Prague and no love so far no luck
Tried C.R. It was close to my hotel but was not welcomed in maybe to early at this point afternoon but I have been in Sweden for a week I'm starving and not hungry lol any tips would be awesome and much appreciated

reviewed by Alex from United States on Nov.07.2011

hello boys & girls !!
I'll come to Prague the 18 november for the transmission in O2. Is the weed is now legal. Somebody can help me please ?? Thx a lot !!

reviewed by Mehdi from Belgium on Nov.04.2011

There was some usefull information in here but im worried its out dated, me and my hommy went out to go buy today and the deals in prague are 98.5 percent rip offs, if he even says the word cops or. Police hes either selling u seaweed or just a plastic back, some dick head try that to us today. We looked at it laughed, threw it back at him and told him to f*** off. But im wondering about these semi coffeeshops in prague. We have been asking around but because we look american everyone just tells us to f*** off, im austrian and my boys mexican lol. And locals wanna help me out?

reviewed by Zums from Switzerland on Oct.29.2011

going to prague in november and staying near old town....can i get a good plan i guess u can say a mini professional guide of where to get weed and paraphernilia as well? article very helpful

reviewed by bren from United States on Oct.22.2011

I lived in Prague for several years. The smoke is great, the bars are lax and the tourists are dumb about it. Chapeau Rouge is ok as a last resort and you can smoke downstairs but always by from JC unless you want to get involved ina turf war. You can smoke at Roxy and U sudu with no problems. Cross Club is always a good place to get hold of some stuff and have a chilled out smoke. I never had any problems with the police and I know the law has changed now in terms of possession but not in terms of selling so watch out. Basically the guy below is right...don't buy on the street, be polite and don't smoke too much because it is strong. ENJOY

reviewed by becherovka83 from United Kingdom on Oct.10.2011

I was there last weekend. And was unhappy with what I buy from the places recommended below. I recommended looking for something else if you can. Keep researching. It is legal to grow in Prague so there must be people selling individually who have nicer quality.

reviewed by Tomas from Germany on Oct.08.2011

Is The Reggae Bar open?

reviewed by Bau Gigi from Italy on Sep.27.2011

Chapeu Rouge is good if you like spending 10 euro on half a gram of shaky BC weed. Only go there if you're desperate or don't care about the quality of weed or being ripped off.

reviewed by Jessey from United States on Sep.26.2011

I am from Serbia. I come for two weeks in Prague on the trip. Where can I buy good weed? :)

reviewed by Alex from Serbia on Sep.06.2011