What will the world be like in 10 years with cannabis? More and more countries have started the process of decriminalizing and even talks of legalization.
Jamaica has long been associated with cannabis. You can walk through the streets of Kingston without noticing that Jamaica is a very cannabis friendly country. I mean ganja and Bob Marley go hand in hand and the whole Rastafarian culture is based off cannabis.
In Jamaica, cannabis has been decriminalized since 2015, and in the Rastafarian religion you can use and consume cannabis in unlimited quantities with no repercussions. In the Rastafari religion practitioners are allowed to use cannabis as a sacrament. Cannabis and Jamaica go hand in hand and much of the cannabis culture we know today is based off of Jamaica.
Thought not totally legal in Jamaica you can not walk on the beach and get approached by someone asking you to buy weed. Though there is no retail cannabis in Jamaica all you need to do is speak to well-informed locals to help you find some very good ganja to enjoy discreetly.
And of course, there is the connected between reggae music and cannabis which really popularized cannabis and Jamaica. After 2015 when Jamaica decriminalized cannabis the Jamaican government started to develop cultivation of medical cannabis plants for research and prescribed medicine.
The little South American country of Uruguay doesn’t get its props for progressing cannabis friendly culture. Uruguay is in fact one of the most progressive countries in the world as it ranks first in Latin America in democracy, peace, low perception of corruption, e-government. Uruguay also ranks first in South America when it comes to press freedom, size of the middle class and prosperity.
Being such a progressive country, Uruguay has been in the forefront for cannabis and cannabis legalization. In December 2013, President Jose Mujica signed legislation to legalize recreational cannabis, making Uruguay the first country in the modern era to legalize cannabis.
Uruguay has been the model for many countries looking to decriminalized and legalize marijuana. In 2017 sixteen pharmacies were authorized to sell cannabis commercially. Registered consumers must be Uruguayan, 18 or older, and are limited to 40 grams per month, with their identity and registration confirmed at the point of sale with a fingerprint scanner.
As the years go on many will look to Uruguay as the catalyst to why marijuana is legal in your country.
You might have thought Netherlands would be the #1 cannabis friendly country but that is not the case. Yes every one knows that cannabis can be bought and sold in many coffee shops. Buy did you know that in fact cannabis is still illegal to this day in the Netherlands?
Yes, technically it is illegal to have cannabis but it is decriminalized for personal use.
The number one friendly country is in fact Canada. In October 2018
On October 17, 2018 Canada became only the second country in the world, after Uruguay, to formally legalize the cultivation, possession, acquisition and consumption of cannabis and its by-products. Canada is also the first G7 and G20 nation to do so.
With a first world country fully legalizing cannabis it has caused many other countries to look at their marijuana policies as well like many countries in Europe, United States and Australia.
In Canada you can grow cannabis and consume it across the country. Many government sites as well as mail order site like www.buyweed.com give people all over the country to buy weed online without the threat persecution.
Canada has become the leading in cannabis and cannabis policies and the driving force around the world for cannabis and legalization of cannabis.