There are few drugs in the world as widely used and loved as marijuana. Pot smokers come in all different shapes, sizes, ages, and colors, and it’s for this reason that the very concept of a free and legal system to selling and using weed is such a beautiful pipe dream…pun intended.
But one of the most common misconceptions is that weed is actually legal anywhere, because the truth is, it almost never is, and the countries that have boasted marijuana legalization in the past tend to change their laws so frequently that you are likely to be caught in a sudden ban halfway through a joint. Which is why it’s important to stop assuming smoking pot is legal anywhere, and instead start looking at the places that have a policy of turning away when you light up.
Here is my list of where to smoke pot, and you may be surprised by some of the answers.
Canada – This country has more then amazing hockey teams, Mounties, and maple syrup. Canada is also a heaven for pot smokers, and while it’s still illegal, having small portions of weed on you won’t get you into too much trouble. On the rare occasions you are caught for smoking it, you will probably be hit with a small fine and sent on your way. Just try not to walk down the street with your pipe out, and you will be fine.
The Netherlands – A common misconception by people outside of Europe is that weed is actually legal here. It’s not, technically. There are actually a handful of laws governing when and where you can smoke it without causing a problem, and the most common place will always be inside of the local coffee shops that sell it (don’t smoke outside of the shop, or at home, which are both considered unlawful acts of possession).
Mexico – You can really get anything here, not just pot, but it isn’t always legal. I say ‘always’, because they are one of the places that seem to rapidly shift laws and policies, so that one thing will be illegally sold in pharmacies one day, and within a few hours it will be banned again. But even with their dubious monitoring systems, weed is easy to get, and in many places it is unlikely you will be busted for using it.
United States – I know it sounds stupid, and that most American’s reading this are probably thinking I am high as I am writing this, but it’s true: the US is still a pretty good place for pot. While it is very much illegal, and you can actually go to jail for possession, this is usually in cases of people who have high amounts for distribution. Buying and using weed is different, and it can be acquired easily, and for a very low price. Add that to the fact that many states will actually look the other way, or at worst cops will confiscate (and often use) the pot themselves, and it’s not a bad place for a pot head. As long as you are smart enough not to spark up in public.
Marijuana addiction is one of the more widespread of drug addictions, and only a few ever go to addiction treatment centers and seek help for it.
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