21 Countries To Get Away With Smoking Pot

Thanks to decriminalization, many countries all over the world have opened their arms (or have turned a blind eye) to marijuana consumption. While only a small handful of countries are completely legal, such as Spain and Uruguay, many countries allow a small designated amount of weed for personal use. So before you light up the green stuff, make sure you read our guide to smoking around the world.


Technically illegal, personal use of small amounts of weed is decriminalized.


Similar to the US, Australia is working toward decriminalization that up are up the states.


Both cannabis and opium are traditionally legal for consumption.


The stereotype of Canada holds true for cannabis: people are friendly and lax, and you’ll likely never get in trouble for enjoying some pot. Technically illegal, weed is mostly tolerated and legal in some cities.


Colombia, known for being the capital of other substances, is very weed-friendly. Up to 22 grams is allowed for personal consumption.

Costa Rica

Technically, marijuana is illegal, however, most policemen and officials turn a blind eye, and smoking is widespread throughout the country.

Czech Republic

You can possess up to 15 grams for personal use, and prescription medical use has been legal since 2013.


Possessing up to 10 grams is legal, but trying to sell or transport can result in serious trouble.


Also illegal, Italy is decriminalized for small amounts of possession, and regulated medical use is legalized


You may be surprised to find that the this country just now allowed decriminalized of up to 2 grams.


Due to decriminalization, you can possess up to 5 grams of marijuana.


Marijuana and its derivative hashish has been consumed in this country for centuries.


You will be happy to find that in this country, weed is legal. Marijuana is sold and enjoyed in coffeeshops and personal use of up to 5 grams is allowed.



Possession up to 8 grams for personal use is completely allowed. Just don’t sell it, or you’ll be facing serious jail time!


In 2001, Portugal became the first country in the world to decriminalize the use of all drugs, and started treating drug users as sick people, instead of criminals.


Possession of up to 6 grams for personal used is allowed.


Consider this the new Amsterdam. Weed is legal in this country, and you can enjoy it in the privacy of your home or in the many cannabis clubs across the country.


Possession is decriminalized, and each person is allowed four plants in their homes.


You can possess up to 5 grams in this country thanks to decriminalization.


United States

Illegal on a country-wide level, decriminalization is up to the states. Recreational use is legal in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska and Washington D.C.


This South American country has completely legalized pot. As long as you’re over 18, enjoy smoking and eating the plant to stay high all trip long.


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