The Magic of Geneva


I like Geneva. For many reasons – the main one being how easy it is to find a smoke.

The Swiss are pretty liberal when it comes to cannabis – their forward thinking attitude has meant that in many counties (cantons) of Switzerland, cannabis is not illegal.

The centre of Geneva is not huge, and if you follow the path going around the lake you see above you’ll find a small park, where you’ll find some guys selling hash. It doesn’t take very long normally. It helps to speak a little French but it’s not essential.

Just see who makes eye contact with you. They normally say something like “Tu cherche?” meaning are you looking. Just nod and you’ll be well away.

I’ve bought hash of varying quality here – pretty much always better than the usual stuff available in the UK, even in the quiter winter months. The guys do operate in daylight there too. The police are aware that this goes on, but they tolerate it and try to keep it contained in that one place. How very sensible.

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6 thoughts on “The Magic of Geneva”

  1. Care to help a newcomer out? Is it possible to score straight buds (ie not hash) there, or anywhere in Geneva? Also, I read that you could sometimes buy buds in aromatheraphy shops or something like that. Is that possible still or is that from years ago?

    Basically, I just got here for a two year job and want to score some smokage. Any tips on the scene, slang, connections, or whatever appreciated. I’ll follow your advice above but more info is always good.


  2. Hey there – I think it’s mainly hash in that way, I just can’t comment any more really, it’s a while since I was there. I heard the aromatherapy shop thing too – what I do know is acceptability/availability differs hugely from canton to canton, so you may just have to travel a little for easier access to bud.

  3. Hi dude,

    I am kinda new here in Geneva and I was also wondering where I can get a straight bud.. perhaps by this time you already know?

  4. El pequeño parque es el parque inglés? Dime por favor el nombre del gustaria fuamar algo de verde..estoy por un tiempo muy largo en geneve y me gustaría encontrar algo de calidad o semejante a lo que usted dice.
    Muchas gracias adelantadas.

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