World Weed Web Part Two
Posted on January 04 2017
Join me today for part deux of a series looking at the way marijuana is viewed across the world, by different countries both from a legal standing as well as a social view.
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.
Marijuana is still technically illegal in most of Argentina’s provinces, however, it is decriminalised for personal use in small amounts. This means blazing up in one’s home is allowed, but transporting it from place to place runs the risk of arrest as does selling and cultivating.
In the provinces of Chubut and Santa Fe marijuana is completely legal (as of late 2016) meaning Argentina may soon become a popular destination for stoner tourists. Santa Fe is perhaps the more significant of the two provinces as it houses Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires has become somewhat of a stoner paradise, not in the sense that it is full of marijuana smokers, but rather that someone smoking marijuana doesn’t really warrant a second glance for residents of the Argentine capital.