Is Weed Authorized In Fiji?
Fiji is a popular tropical tourist destination in the Pacific Ocean. It’s not particularly known for its weed tourism like Jamaica, but it also isn’t quite as taboo as other places like Cuba. So while weed is not legal in Fiji, it can be found while traveling, albeit at your own risk.
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Fiji is an archipelago made up of more than 300 islands, and 500 islets. The largest island is Viti Levu, home to the capital city of Suva. The country has a population of around 890,000 people, with around 330,000 living in the capital’s metro area. The popular tourist town of Nadi is on the other side of Viti Levu, taking around 3 and a half hours to drive there from Suva airport.
Fiji Weed Laws
The legal status of medical and recreational weed use in Fiji doesn’t look to change anytime soon, with both being illegal. Fines and jail time are a potential punishment if caught possessing weed. In fact, being caught in possession of any amount of weed in Fiji will lead to three months imprisonment. Should you plan on traveling to Fiji with a medical marijuana prescription, you’ll need permission from the Fijian Health Ministry beforehand to avoid any trouble. The country does not have a medical marijuana program, so seeking permission is critical to avoid any trouble or hassle.
Fiji Weed Tourism
Like most destinations that see large amounts of tourists, if you want to buy it, someone will be willing to sell it to you. According to the Fiji Sun, you can buy joints for $5 from abandoned bean carts, or from barbeque stands throughout the larger urban areas. Now I don’t know about you, but to me that sounds quite dodgy. Especially considering the minimum 3 months in prison if caught with any amount. So while smoking a joint on a tropical beach can feel like the peak of life, you might be better leaving it to the beaches of Jamaica (although technically not legal there either).
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