World Weed Web Part Six

Posted on January 10 2017

No, I’m not about to reveal to you an underground global web of marijuana and drug supply, I am, however, going to run through a few countries over the next few days who have either very different views on marijuana in terms of it’s legality, or just the ones you never really hear about. With the outlook for marijuana reform looking that little bit less bright, maybe it’s the right time to take your love for cannabis on tour. From the secrecy of the Far East to the vast cities of Europe, marijuana is pretty much everywhere, however, in some places it is more accepted than others. Some places where it is accepted or tolerated have become popular tourist destinations, the how and why of which is normally pretty obvious.

After progressing past the, at times, bleak but beautiful Britain, we move back towards central Europe, to perhaps the country (or rather city) that has become synonymous with marijuana. I have been here many a time, and nonetheless I still find the drug laws both simple and complicated.

Holland (The Netherlands)


I say simple and complicated as in Holland marijuana is decriminalised, however, everywhere other than Amsterdam you are required to submit proof of being a Dutch citizen before partaking in any marijuana smoking.

Also the idea that marijuana is merely decriminalised in Amsterdam can be somewhat confusing, given the sheer volume of coffee shops wherein the jazz cabbage can be smoked by essentially anyone over the age of 18.

In Amsterdam you get the idea that marijuana could really be freely smoked anywhere, seeing people light up in parks or really just in the street, as well is in the aforementioned establishments.

 

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