Are you a cannabis lover? Do you also love exploring new places? Well, if you are someone with a knack for both cannabis and traveling, who says you can’t enjoy them together. With more and more countries on the path of legalizing cannabis, it is opening the roads to tourism. It gives cannabis lovers a chance to enjoy the scenic beauty while relishing the cannabis from different places. If you are looking for some travel inspiration, here are a few places that you can visit.
Top destinations for cannabis lovers:
While cannabis has always been in the gray area, it can get challenging to ascertain which countries permit the free use of the green plant. The following are some of the best spots for you:
October 2018 was revolutionary for Canadians when their government made recreational use of cannabis legal. Canada became the second country all around the world to legalize the plant. It is not just the government but also the people that have a very open attitude towards it. They frequently use the green flower to treat insomnia. The ease of use makes Canada a favorite for cannabis tourists. When it comes to traveling while enjoying the green herb, the country offers plenty of hot spots to offer. Toronto is the spot for cannabis lovers with plenty of cafes located in Kensington Market. The Hot Box Café here allows you to enjoy smoking or vaping, along with their delicious food.
2. The Netherlands
Since the early 1970s, the Netherlands has managed to become the ultimate destination for people who enjoy cannabis. The Dutch have a Policy for Tolerance, which states that cannabis is a soft drug, which means that buying or using it in public will not get you arrested. Along with it, the Netherlands also offers an abundance of scenic beauty that you can enjoy. You can look for ‘coffee houses’ that are synonymous with cannabis in the Netherlands. The Red Light District should be on top of your itinerary if you want to enjoy cannabis.
Such is the popularity of ‘ganja’ or cannabis that the mere mention of Jamaica resonates with Bob Marley singing about the plant. From 2015, the recreational use of cannabis is legal, making it a safe haven for all the stoners. The rejuvenating ambiance, along with the belief system that makes cannabis sacred, Kingston in Jamaica a must-visit. You can head to Kaya Herb House, a part dispensary, café, and cultivation facility for all your cannabis needs.
Much like coffee shops in the Netherlands, the Spaniards have marijuana social clubs. You can get your hands on high-grade cannabis provided you get the paid membership to the club from the Spanish government. Cities like Barcelona and Madrid have become the capital of both tourism and cannabis alike. Barcelona is home to many Cannabis Clubs that lets you contribute to the weed culture by using their cannabis produce.
5. Colorado, USA
Colorado is a state that makes the USA a top spot for cannabis connoisseurs. Post the legalization of weed in 2014, a series of Weed Dispensary, local tours, and even cannabis-friendly hotels have popped up in Colorado. Denver and Aurora are the places to be in if you are looking forward to enjoying cannabis with traveling. Cannabis tourism has already reached a whopping 51% increase in Colorado, so what are you waiting for?
The serene and calm European country Portugal can offer you the most relaxing and rejuvenating holiday of all time. It offers mesmerizing coastal views of the clear blue water beaches in Algarve, Madeira, Archipelago of the Azores and Sintra. While cannabis is not legal here in Portugal, you will be allowed to carry 25 grams of cannabis or 5 grams of hash. You can smoke away on the beaches while taking in the exotic vibes.
The quaint town of Freetown Christiana, in the heart of Copenhagen, is like stepping into an alternative universe. Founded by hippies, the town is all about vibrant colors. The people of Denmark are happy and content, which you can attribute to the widespread use of cannabis. Denmark can regale you with its art, cuisine, and architecture. But, the thing that will make your vacation memorable is the chance to experience the ethereal Northern Lights while getting high.
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country that is becoming popular for all the right reasons. People have been using cannabis to treat many ailments like pain and anxiety with their therapeutic properties. While the rules might say that the plant is illegal, the cannabis culture indicates a different reality. You can freely buy marijuana at extremely affordable prices from the coffee shops in Phnom Penh, and the police officials will not bat an eye. There are a few restaurants that offer unique delicacies with cannabis cooked in them. You can best enjoy the natural and architectural beauty of Cambodia when you are high.
The wave of legalization is slowly spreading across the world. With more and more countries across the globe, opening up their land to this magical plant, it is only paving the way for more recreational experiences. You can explore the exotic lands, their culture, and heritage while enjoying their cannabis strains. Make sure you research well about the laws of the country that you are heading to. Now that you have all the information, it is time to pack your bags, roll your joints, and set out on a trip of a lifetime.