In 2014, Uruguay became the first country to legalize the consumption and sale of recreational marijuana. The country allows adults to purchase up to 40 grams of marijuana every month from an approved pharmacy after registering with authorities to track their purchases. These registered cannabis users can even open smoking clubs and grow up to 99 plants. Now, the United States and Canada are pushing to introduce marijuana laws that will allow people to smoke, sell, and grow recreationally and medicinally. They aren’t the only countries fighting for or against marijuana legalization however, as many countries across the world have some of the craziest marijuana laws.
When planning the best place to travel for marijuana enthusiasts, Amsterdam is certainly the first place they go. The city is one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations for marijuana consumers because it’s riddled with famous coffee shops that can legally sell marijuana to customers. Although they can legally sell and possess small amounts of marijuana, it is in fact illegal to cultivate the plant in the Netherlands. For this reason, coffee shop owners must source their marijuana illegally. Many are hoping to change this as the country’s lower house of parliament narrowly voted in favor of establishing a system of legalized, state-approved growers. Although the Netherlands’ marijuana laws and culture contradict one another, many places across the world have a number of crazier marijuana laws.