Are weeds legal in Curacao?


Curaçao is the most populous island in the Dutch Caribbean. This country east of Aruba is also the largest of the group, at around 2.5 times the size of Washington DC. Weeds are not currently legal in Curacao, but the country appears to be moving towards legalizing medicinal uses.

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Curacao & Netherlands

Strictly speaking, Curacao belongs to the Netherlands. The country of the Netherlands is made up of four main parts: the Netherlands (the European country everyone knows), Curaçao, St. Maarten and Aruba.

The last three are all in the Caribbean, with Curacao and Aruba north of the Venezuelan coast. While some laws and customs are shared between the different parts, Curacao lays down many of its own laws and methods for governing. Unfortunately, Curacao doesn’t have the same leniency as the European Netherlands towards weeds.

In contrast to Aruba, English is one of the official languages ​​in Curacao. English is particularly widespread in the capital, Willemstad.

Weeds in Aruba

Weed laws in Curacao

Weeds are not legal in Curacao. Possession of small amounts is a criminal offense according to We asked for more Law and Forbearance information, but received no response.

Medical marijuana in Curacao

Curacao appears to be moving towards the legalization of medical marijuana. While there is no direct evidence to support this, has stated that in 2020 (or possibly now in 2021) the production of medicinal cannabis for use and export will begin.

Like the rest of the Caribbean, Curaçao has an almost perfect climate for growing cannabis. What makes it stand out, however, is the fact that Curacao is not in the hurricane belt. Hurricanes pose a great risk to cannabis crops, so investors and growers can have more confidence in growing weeds on Curacao than on other Caribbean islands.


Beth Edmonds