Travelling the world is something that everyone should get to experience at least once. I recommend traveling to the following countries, known for their more relaxed laws on cannabis.
Uruguay was the first country to completely legalize the sale cannabis back in 2013. Smoking cannabis has been legal in Uruguay since 1974. This year the Uruguayan government is working to get the government run market off the ground. Growers in Uruguay are now able to obtain growing licenses, whose product is then distributed to pharmacies, to be purchased by members of a registry. Residents are also allowed to possess six plants. Non residents cannot buy weed, but they are allowed to smoke it.
Portugal decriminalized the use of all drugs in 2001. The Portuguese government decided that it was in their country’s best interest to approach drug use a public health issue, rather than a criminal one. As a result continuous drug use in Portugal has declined from 45% to about 28% from 2001 to 2012. Though technically not legal, possession of cannabis is not considered a criminal offense and cannabis is widely available throughout the country
In Peru possession of drugs including cannabis is okay as long as it’s for personal use. According to Peruvian law, you are allowed to possess up to 8 grams of cannabis for personal use. However, carrying more than one type of drug is a crime, so stick with carrying cannabis. Smoking in public is fairly common, but I would not advertise it as it can be up to local cops’ discretion whether to mess with you or not.
The Czech Republic has rather vaguely worded laws where possession of a “small” amount of cannabis is legal. Since there is no specific amount stated in the law this makes their possession laws quite lenient. In Prague, the Czech Republic’s largest city it is common to see people smoking in bars and cafes and there are head shops all over the city. Once again, it is not recommended that you flaunt your smoking.
The Danish are well known for their relaxed attitudes about smoking cannabis, but the common misconception is that it is acceptable everywhere in the country. You can only buy cannabis in the hippie district known as Christiania located within the capital of Copenhagen. Christiania is the place to visit for the cannabis connoisseur. Their head shops are open at all hours of the day and they sell every kind of hash that you can think of, including some you probably didn’t even know existed. Christiania is considered out of jurisdiction of Danish law. They even have their own flag!
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