Andorra is a tiny country sandwiched between Spain and France. It’s the largest microstate within Europe, and the largest country in the world to not have an airport. Size-wise, it’s around 2.5 times the size of Washington, D.C. Weed isn’t legal in Andorra, but the country has an interesting geographical position.
It’s surrounded by Spain, arguably the most cannabis tolerant country in Europe. The region of Spain it’s surrounded by is Catalonia, the only Spanish region that has full legal recreational weed. To the north of Andorra is France, home to Europe’s largest population of cannabis users. Although weed isn’t legal in Andorra, there’s certainly plenty of marijuana in the area.
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Andorra Weed Laws
Under the New Penal Code for Andorra, Article 282, anyone caught producing, selling, transporting, importing, or exporting cannabis could be imprisoned for up to two years, and receive a fine of up to double the value of the cannabis.
Article 284 states that anyone in possession of weed in Andorra could be punished with up to a year in prison, and a 1200 euro fine. If consuming in public, this increases to 2 years and 1800 euros. Anyone caught selling a small quantity of weed to an adult could face a year in prison.
Cannabis in Andorra
Andorra’s main agricultural crop is Tobacco. Andorra also happens to be the world’s biggest tobacco smokers. On average each Andorran citizen smokes 6,398 cigarettes per year. The only other country even remotely close is Luxembourg with 6,331 per year. In third place is Belarus at 2,911, a huge drop from the top two. While smoking cigarettes in Andorra is incredibly prevalent, smoking weed is not.
If you are traveling in the area and feeling like a joint or two, you’re far better off crossing the border into Catalonia. Although weed isn’t legal in Andorra, you don’t have to travel far at all to enjoy a joint while not breaking the law.
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