Marijuana Use in Malta

Weed, cannabis, spliff in Malta.Marijuana, known as weed, cannabis or spliff is an illegal drug in Malta. Maltese law takes a harsh stance against illicit drugs of any kind, even those categorised as “soft” drugs elsewhere. Importation of illegal drugs should not even be contemplated by anyone, even if it’s a small amount for personal use.

Customs employ advanced detection techniques with sniffer dogs at the airport, and prison terms are often handed out to offenders. In addition the police and the armed forces work together to intercept any trafficking by sea.

During 2007, an Egyptian national was sentenced to a 12 year custodial sentence and fined 15,000 Maltese Liri (about 35,000 Euros) for possession and dealing 14 kilograms of cannabis resin (hashish).

Use of the drug in Malta is fairly low when compared to the rest of Europe, with around 7/8% of the population indulging at least once in a lifetime. However, being a Mediterranean island with a warm climate, the country attracts a large number of tourists, especially in summer months, when there are a variety of concerts, and outdoor events with top international DJs. Illicit drug use amongst young Maltese and tourists alike, is on the increase. The police have now established a major presence at these events, and the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) stage regular roadblocks on routes leading to and from these events.

Cannabis cultivation is not very common, even though the climate favours its growth, and this is probably due to the lengthy sentences handed down to those who grow the plants. Being caught with marijuana plants is a serious crime, similar to trafficking, and the penalties seem to be effective in stemming the activity, for both personal and commercial reasons.

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38 Responses

  1. John says:

    I’m in Paceville, need a meet.

  2. Bublu says:

    Hello I am in Qawra Malta for few days. Can any one contact me please for a catch up.

  3. Julius says:

    Contact us for a meetup at

  4. Ozzy says:

    Hi there in need to meet up in Sliema.

  5. Josefina says:

    I need contact in Swieqi or San Julian’s please! Somebody knows something? Thanks.

  6. Onigri says:

    Someone, for a contact in Sliema?

  7. Marc says:

    I am in Gozo, need contacts.

  8. Will says:

    Hey guys if you want to meet up, just mail me on

  9. Julius says:

    Stay out of trouble and enjoy the beautiful view of the country. Email me at if you need some good time

  10. Mathew says:

    Wow, I am glad I checked online first as I would have just asked people in the street! That’s really harsh! Such a shame as Malta is a beautiful country. I am from Netherlands and I have just moved to Malta. I am used to the occasional smoke so if there are any legal alternatives please let me know, I really do not want trouble as it is not worth it. Also I have no friends yet here in Malta so it would be good to meet like-minded people for socialising. My e-mail is and I am staying in Sliema.

  11. Pat says:

    Email me at to catch up and relax at my place with the city view.

  12. Green says:

    All I can say is run any email address you find here into Google and you will see alot of them list on a lot of tourism sites especially our good friend Marcfelix. I called him out and got a barrage of abuse. He is listed on sites in China, UK, Malta, Italy, Spain & California. Be wary please, don’t trust these people!

  13. Andras says:

    Hello Malta! Contact me at for a good time.

  14. Marc says:

    If you want to meet face to face and smoke in a safe place with a beautiful view of the city, email

  15. Kris says:

    Hey guys anyone for a meetup in San Gwann, Malta? I am in the area.

  16. Irbex says:

    Email me on to hook up for some good time.

  17. Brian says:

    Hi everyone, I’m in Malta and need to chill, can we meet up?

  18. Andreas says:

    Hi, anyone wanna meetup? My email is I just arrived in Malta.

  19. Pesto says:

    Hi all, my mate left the island and now am looking for somebody for meetups.

  20. Moranoy says:

    Hello, I’m in Malta for a week and would like to meet up.

  21. Green says:

    Hey viewers, email at or if you want more details.

  22. Barak says:

    Hi, coming to Malta for the European Poker Tour. Where can we hang out?

  23. Expat says:

    Hit me up man. We came here in Malta to work, this place is so nice. We just need weed to make this trip perfect, we’re staying 1 month at least. I will be so glad even if u only want to talk, that’s enough for me!

  24. Jose says:

    I’m in Malta, where can we meet up? Thank you.

  25. Brian says:

    I visit Malta every few months, just wanted to say hello!

  26. Alessandro says:

    I’m in Malta. Where can I find it?

  27. Grandad says:

    I have smoked weed for over 40 years, I walk, run, swim and still work. I am still as alert as I was when I was a teen, so all this stuff about smoking weed and you end up a waste of space is just so untrue. Drink causes much more problems, and yet we consider that to be OK. Go to the hospital Saturday night, full of drunks both male and female, wanting to fight each other and even the doctors and nurses. Any puff heads there? No, they are all at home chilling, listening to music and munching.

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