25. North Korea
You’d never guess it, but cannabis is not classified as a drug or regulated by the North Korean government and supposedly plants grow freely along the road. There is said to be no taboo against smoking weed, but still we put this on the bottom of our list for not being welcoming towards visitors.
Marijuana and its derivatives, such as Hashish and Bhang, are widely available throughout Nepal and often part of religious events. In Kathmandu tourists will be offered hashish, but weed is not technically legal, so you might have to offer a bribe to police if caught with any.
Marijuana laws are confusing in Germany, because they are not standardized, but since 1994 it has been legal to carry small amounts in most areas. In the northern cities of Hamburg and Berlin people smoke in the open and there is talk of opening coffee shops like those found in Amsterdam.
19. The United States
Weed is now legal in two states — Colorado and Washington — and may become legal in other parts of the U.S. especially since the majority of Americans now support legalization. Still marijuana is not legal in most of the country, so it can’t be too high on this list.
The legal status of weed in Canada is in flux, so be careful, but basically you can find it all over the country. Vancouver is known to many as the cannabis capital of Canada and has an activist history that includes the political BC Marijuana Party.
Starting in 2013, marijuana was decriminalized for personal use, but can still not be grown or sold. Croatia is home to the UNESCO world heritage site Diocletian’s Palace and some of the most breath-taking coastal cities in the world.
Cultivation and consumption is in fact illegal, but marijuana has long been associated with the country and is often sold openly. Despite the shaky status of the plant, there are ganja tours, where you smoke “so much ganja you’ll be talking to Bob Marley himself.”
Up to 20 grams of Cannabis for personal use grams has been decriminalized this year in Ecuador. The country is famous for its biodiversity, especially in the Galápagos Islands, where Charles Darwin came up with the foundation for his Theory of Evolution — and who knows what famous discovery you’ll make?!
Portugal decriminalized drug possession for personal consumption in 2001, and instead of arresting drug users they are treated as addicts in need of medical help. Portugal has about 530 miles of sandy beaches on the Atlantic ocean, inviting you to take a swim.
3. The Netherlands
Weed is considered de facto decriminalized based on the countries drug policy. Amsterdam is famous for its cafes that sell weed, so access is no problem, and the country is famous for having the world’s largest flower garden, Keukenhof, so your senses will be happy too.
Pot has long been legal in Uruguay, but the country is now pushing for a unique bill that allows the government total control over the entire marijuana industry. The government hopes to push traffickers out of the market by selling cannibas for $1 a gram, which would make it the world’s most affordable weed.