Argentina has a lax “to each their own” policy with marijuana. Lighting up a bong in the privacy of your home is still totally fine. However you don’t want to get caught selling, transporting, or cultivating marijuana.


Much like the US, Australia has decriminalized weed in some states but opted to keep it more of a  substantially-punishable offense in others. With their natural proclivity to co-exist with crocodiles, Russell Crowe, and other nightmarish animals, you’d think they wouldn’t be afraid of a little “old fashioned” relaxation.


As far as legality goes, it’s only allowed if you only grow one bedrocan female plant- and that’s it. Possession has been made illegal again—so that means you just have to hang on to that one female plant.

The use of weed is widespread among the Khmer people and foreigners alike. There are even places designated as “Happy Restaurants” in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville that publicly offer food that is cooked with marijuana.
You have to try really, really hard to get in trouble for basically anything in Canada. The least of which is smoking weed. You can probably walk down their one and only highway, smoking a joint, playing Springsteen, and shouting “USA! USA!” and all that’ll happen is a passerby will likely offer you a ride.
Pot has actually been decriminalized in Columbia since 1994. Up to 22 grams is fine under the eyes of the law. However, if you’re caught with over 20 plants (which is a bit much anyway) you will have to face some unpleasant music.
Costa Rica
A de facto decriminalization policy of possession is upheld throughout the country, and there is no minimum or maximum amount assigned as of yet. Just another nugget of gold from the chill country that has sloths and sharks on its money.
Czech Republic
Possession of up to 15 grams, for personal use has been decriminalized. Medical use for prescriptions has been legal and regulated since 2013.
Ten grams is the legal limit in Ecuador, whereas selling, cultivating or transporting the stuff will get you in serious trouble.
We only suggest you stick to the 7.5 gram possession limit or you’ll end up spending five years in an Estonian jail.
Do not sell cannabis-based products, or you could go to jail. However medical use is legal (but it is strictly regulated). Luckily, possession for personal use will only get you slapped with a misdemeanor.
You’re probably not shocked to see Jamaica on this list, but you might be shocked to know they just recently decriminalized marijuana. Possession of up to two ounces will only be counted as a petty offense and citizens can now grow up to five plants for use of religious purposes.
Mexico decriminalized weed in 2009, when they likely experienced a widespread piñata shortage shortly after; when everyone stopped violently hitting them with bats and instead just ate all the candy beforehand.
Pot is nothing new to Nepal. They’ve used the plant for centuries, mostly in religious rituals that involve either drinking an infused beverage, smoking the buds, or harvesting and smoking the resin (known to most as hash).
Fully legal in designated smoking areas (those coffee shops you always hear about), weed is almost legal across the whole board. However, selling and transporting the stuff will cause problems.
North Korea
Surprised? We are too. The famously hermetic country has a shockingly liberal stance on marijuana. You can quite literally walk into a grocery store and pick up a bag of weed (if they have it) and then smoke it until your heart’s content. All fun and games until you remember you’re in North Korea.
Pakistan is tricky, because the “legality” relies on the laziness of the local police force—while it’s illegal to posses pot, it’s widely tolerated. However, cultivating marijuana has been decriminalized, which explains the large tracts of cannabis growing freely throughout the country.
You can grow it. You can drive around with it. You can smoke it. Hell, you can do whatever you want with it. Except sell it. Definitely don’t do that.
Portugal became the first nation in the world to legalize all drugs in 2001. Every single one. You‘re allowed carry 25 grams of weed on you at all times, and that weighs in at almost a full ounce. That’s a lot of green.
Of course you can smoke pot in Russia. Haven’t you seen Putin? That guy’s always rocking an illegal smile and suspiciously squinted eyes. Just make sure you don’t have more than six grams, or you’ll totally go to Siberia.
Referred to as the “new Amsterdam,” Spain boasts about 500 “cannabis clubs” and has made it totally legal to grow and smoke weed in the comfort of your nag champa-scented home.
In an effort to curb illegal buying, the Swiss are generously allowing cultivation of up to four marijuana plants per person. And an indoor plant can yield around two pounds of herb alone, making the quality of life not the only thing that’s super high in Switzerland.
It is fully illegal to sell pot—don’t do that in the Ukraine. However, possessing up to five grams, or ten plants is A-Okay.
Uruguayan president, Jose Mujica, has completely legalized pot. While Mujica hasn’t yet specified certain amounts or mandated any rules on transporting or selling, you do have to be over the age of 18 to buy it.