Domestically, we all know where to go to get some ganja. In the United States, the obvious places are Colorado, California, Washington or any of the other 24 states that have passed legislation decriminalizing or allowing some degree of marijuana possession be it medicinal or recreational. However, if we wanted to get baked abroad, how far do we really have to travel?
For this article, we have purposefully left out the cannabis heaven (aka Amsterdam) to try out some more unconventional places. Here’s the skinny on weed tourism worldwide.
While it’s still technically illegal for our friendly neighbors to the north to be consuming cannabis for non-medicinal purposes, let’s just say unless you’re wearing something like this and obnoxiously toking in public, law enforcement is likely to look the other way. Have you ever heard of the Prince of Pot? He’s from Vancouver. One of the largest weed marches in the world occurs in Toronto with over 20,000 people. What happens in Ottawa (Canada’s capital city) on April 20th? Thousands of Canadians and the Trailer Park Boys light up on Parliament Hill (Canada’s White House).
If you’ve been following cannabis decriminalization, you are likely aware that Uruguay was the first country to legalize marijuana on December 10th, 2013. However, just because it’s legal doesn’t mean this is the place for marijuana tourism. To legally purchase marijuana in Uruguay you must be at least 18 years old and a registered Uruguayan citizen. That aside, the best part is that it only costs one dollar per gram and citizens can buy up to 40 grams per month. Guess we’re moving to Uruguay?
This beautiful and neutral country is good for many things including chocolate, cheese, and watches. What we like most, however, is that you can get higher than the alps without leaving Zurich! Despite its illegality, nearly 30% of the population has tried cannabis at least once and it’s the most frequently consumed illegal drug. What’s even cooler than that is they’re planning on experimenting with legalization.
Portugal is known internationally for its beaches, wine, and… drug reform? In 2001, Portugal decriminalized all drug use. While drugs (including cannabis) cannot be sold legally, there are no criminal charges to possessing it. How much can you possess without having to worry? Up to 25 grams of marijuana leaves.
Have you ever been dining at a restaurant and thought to yourself, “Wow, this pizza would be so much better with weed on it?” Well, take your munchies to a whole other level in Cambodia — just look for places where you can order “happy” items. Much like the other places on this list, marijuana is not legal in Cambodia, but no one’s really going to bother you for it. If you’re going to check it out, enjoy the epic variety of edibles (cocktails, soups, milkshakes etc.) for us.
Have you consumed cannabis in any of these countries? Let us know!
Note: The Stoner’s Cookbook does not support or promote illegal consumption and all opinions expressed in this article are intended for informational purposes.
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