Welcome to Haifa. There’s plenty to do and see, and now more than ever – there plenty to smoke. It used to be very hard to come by good quality weed or hash in Haifa, but nowadays, many useful sites and channels help you get your high on.
The first thing you should know about is Telegrass, an underground network of groups operating anonymously in the Telegram app. (You can read more about it in our article about getting weed in Tel-Aviv. The police did raid Telegrass about two years ago, and all seemed lost, but it was fully operational again in no time. And while the police were after the growers and sellers and not the users, it was a reminder that weed is still not legal in Israel, no matter how easy it is to get some.
Anyway, warnings aside, the first Telegrass channel you need to know is The Underground Hamahteret, it’s exclusive, and you’ll need a recommendation to get in. Once you get in, though, you’ll get access to great quality weed for good prices and even an option to return or replace weed for free.
In Haifa, you’ll have more luck with The Northern Pact Habrit Hatzfonit.
It’s mostly for people from Haifa in the area. You’ll find weed, hash, and great edibles. It even has contests and raffles from time to time, so you can win free stuff! You should also check out the Compass Community Kehilat Matzpenim and also Haifahigh.
As always, the best and most reliable way to get great weed is to hang around bars, talk to people, make friends, and ask them about their hookup. People are very nice and helpful to tourists around here. At the very least, you’ll get a courtesy puff.
Again, even though it seems that everyone is just smoking weed everywhere, it is NOT legal anywhere in Israel. It’s decriminalized, but a policeman on a bad day can still ruin yours if he catches you smoke. You’ll face a fine of about 1,000-2,000 NIS for your 1st and 2nd strike, with the 3rd possibly getting you into prison. It’s not very common, and the police are after growers, not users. But, you know, you ARE guests here, maybe smoke privately, and don’t flaunt your weed so much.