While most know this already, we’re extremely lucky to live in Canada. It’s one of the most liberal and peaceful nations in the world with an opportunity for all, and it also happens to be one of the most 420 friendly cities in the world.
Barcelona is probably the prettiest city on the Iberian Peninsula – its amazing architecture makes it one of Spain’s major tourist destinations. But did you know that it’s also probably the most weed-friendly cities in that part of Europe?
If this sounds surprising, it’s probably because the whole stoner culture of Barcelona is a bit more underground, although just below the surface. Getting pot here isn’t as easy as walking into the store, but we can safely say that it’s not difficult. There are collectives that allow legal marijuana, as well as one of the continent’s biggest weed gatherings – the Spannibus. This massive festival is catered to all facets of marijuana from cultivation, clothing, industrial uses, medicinal foundations and of course recreational use. The event is held from the 15th of March to the 17th this year. If you’re in the region around this time, we highly suggest making a quick stop.
The very first pot-friendly coffee shop opened in Amsterdam in 1972 – its name was Mellow Yellow and it allowed cannabis enthusiasts to enjoy the herb in a comfortable environment. After all, the Netherlands is among the world’s few countries that are well-known for lenient drug laws.
Today, there are close to 200 marijuana-friendly coffee shops in this city, making it one of the best destinations for the traveling cannabis enthusiasts. However, we have to mention that the marijuana laws seem to be tightening in the city. But even so, Amsterdam will always be known for being among the first pot-friendly cities on the planet.
The second largest country in the world is home to Vancouver, a coastal seaport city that’s well-known for its high quality of life. Just like the country it is in, Vancouver is frequently overlooked by the weed-loving travelers, even though it is one of the most perfect destinations for economical stoners.
The weed community of this city is among the best in North America – there’s a lot of activism and some really great places for lighting one up. The province of British Columbia is very weed friendly, probably because it’s so close to Washington, where both medical and recreational pot is legal.
Denver and Colorado, in general, are cannabis pioneers. Colorado is one of the first states to legalize marijuana, and in doing so paved the way for other states to follow suit. Their “experiment” has been nothing but a huge success.
Since legalization in 2014, Colorado is well projected to sell over a whopping billion dollars in marijuana! With the tax money funding schools, roads and other public amenities, it’s easy to see why many states started to legalize right after.
Make sure to check out the Adagio Bud and Breakfast when in Denver. This Victorian-style house is a 420 friendly destination on its own, with plenty of paraphernalia to choose from and gardens to enjoy a puff or two.
The capital and the largest city of Germany is well-known for its amazing nightlife and a plethora of clubs and places worth paying a visit to. It is also known as the “hipster capital of the world”, and we all know that hipsters love marijuana.
For that matter, Berlin is a true paradise for cannabis enthusiasts and has made it onto our list without any problems. Having fun in Berlin is easier than anywhere else in Europe, especially when we consider that drinking beer on the street is completely legal. Combine this with a joint and you’ll have a blast!
Birthplace of the legendary Bob Marley, Kingston Jamaica has seen its fair share of cannabis tourism over the years. Fun fact, cannabis was actually illegal until decriminalized February 2015, and while completely ridiculous, heavily enforced against.
As one of the most recognizable countries in regards to cannabis, it was a shocker the government had such a negative view on the spiritual plant. Rastafarians for hundreds of years have been using cannabis a spiritual tool towards happiness and enlightenment.
With the decriminalization, patrons are allowed to possess up to 2 ounces for personal use. And yes that means, you as well!
As you can see, the world’s best cities for stoners are also some of the most well-known cities on the planet, filled with interesting sights to see, places to visit, and meals to try. When we combine this with their liberal marijuana-usage laws, we get destinations that should be visited by every weed-loving traveler at least once.
Of course, there are many more weed-friendly cities on the planet. Other pot-friendly places worth mentioning are Goa (India), Wellington (New Zealand), Toronto (Canada), Negril (Jamaica), and many others Rising Cannabis Cities such as:
- Nimbin, Australia
- Montevideo, Uruguay
- Los Angeles, USA
- Berlin, Germany
- Portland, USA
- Freetown Christiania, Denmark
- Sayulita, Mexico
- Jerusalem, Israel
- Alaska, USA