Top 7 Cannabis Travel Destinations In 2023

Although Bali blend kratom originates in Bali, Indonesia, it’s not one of the many weed-friendly countries where you can consume marijuana. If you’re looking to enjoy a legal toke on your travels, you’re in luck, as there are several locations globally where pot is allowed.

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To help you plan your next vacation, here are seven top locations to include in your itinerary.

1. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

Mention marijuana, and Amsterdam immediately comes to mind. It’s considered Europe’s cannabis capital and was the central point of weed activism and cultivation for decades.

The Netherlands is unique as it prohibits possessing, selling, or producing drugs but allows coffee shops to sell weed under stringent conditions. Based on a rule introduced in January 2013, only “residents of the Netherlands” may visit outlets and buy cannabis.

While you can’t smoke pot publicly, you can consume it in a marijuana cafe, choosing strains from a diverse menu.

Amsterdam hosts the annual High Times Cannabis Cup, featuring exceptional cultivars from all over the world.

Besides being one of the most famous weed-legal countries to visit, there are many other tourist attractions, including:

  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Greenhouse Coffeeshops
  • The Bulldog
  • Sensi Hemp Museum
  • Amsterdam Light Festival

2. Barcelona (Spain)

While it’s illegal to possess and use marijuana in public, personal consumption is allowed if you get it from private outlets. Like Amsterdam, Barcelona has more than 200 quasi-legal lounges or clubs where you can purchase and use weed.

The only requirement is to apply for a membership or be a member’s guest. Check with local laws as they may differ from other locations.

The famous Spanish city also hosts Spannabis, the world’s largest Cannabis convention annually, in March. You don’t want to miss other attractions, including the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Parc Guell, and Bulldog Barcelona.

3. Cancún (Mexico)

An excellent weed retreat for couples is Cancún, Mexico, known for its beautiful beaches, resorts, and nightlife.

Marijuana is available in this Mexican city, so getting your supply from a store isn’t a problem. Check with the locals if you wish to smoke in public to avoid running afoul of the law.

Mexico allows those at least 18 years old to have five ounces of cannabis for personal use. There’s no jail time for offenders. Under no circumstances should you cross the border into the United States with weed in your possession.

Some attractions in and around Cancún include:

  • Playa Delfines: The most popular public beach
  • Xcaret: One of the most incredible natural water parks in Mexico
  • Chichen Itza: An epic collection of Mayan temples and monuments

4. Negril (Jamaica)

Jamaica is a popular destination for tourists who visit the Caribbean island for its beautiful beaches, reggae music, and marijuana. It may surprise you, but Bob Marley’s home wasn’t pot-friendly until 2015 when the government legalized cannabis use in the country.

While you’re free to join a Jamaica weed tour, remember that the island has stringent laws regarding cannabis sales. You can still get a few ounces by privately visiting a trusted local weed grower. Rick’s Cafe is a renowned hotspot for the ultimate pot experience.

Enjoy spa service at Coral Cove Wellness, an exclusive marijuana resort in Little Bay. It has a dispensary and weed greenhouses. To visit cannabis fields, check out Wabba’s Weed Adventure in Blue Hole Mineral Spring.

If smoking pot isn’t your thing, check out Jamaica’s other exciting activities.

5. Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica)

Puerto Viejo refers to a coastline that includes communities such as Chiquita, Punta Uva, Playa Cocles, and Playa Negra. Besides offering an extraordinary mountain range with volcanoes, Costa Rica is a haven for cannabis enthusiasts.

The law decriminalizes the possession and consumption of weed in small quantities. You may buy marijuana from licensed dispensaries and enjoy a smoke anywhere. It’s also legal for citizens to cultivate the herb for personal use.

While staying in 420-friendly hotels in Costa Rica, you may snorkel, swim, and surf on its unique and pristine beaches. Playa Negra is known for its dark brown and black sand, compared to other yellow sandy areas.

Wildlife enthusiasts are in for a treat as the “happiest country in the world” is home to many attractions, like:

  • The Cahuita National Park
  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.

If you’re a thrill-seeker, there are also many activities to get your adrenaline fix in Costa Rica.

6. Vancouver (Canada)

Did you know Vancouver was Canada’s marijuana capital for decades before the country legalized weed in 2018? Nicknamed “The Big Smoke” and “Vansterdam,” the city hosts the Vancouver Smoke Out, the world’s longest-running 420 event, every April.

As one of the cities in weed-friendly countries to add to your vacation list, Vancouver has many cannabis clubs and dispensaries.

It’s home to Marc Emery, Canada’s most famous activist and seed merchant. The Cannabis Culture magazine founder also owns Cannabis Culture HQ, formerly Hemp BC, which is the city’s oldest vapor lounge.

When visiting Vancouver, besides the guided weed tours, enjoy hiking, mushroom hunting, whale watching, and snowboarding. Check out Evergreen Cannabis, the city’s first legal dispensary to get the infamous BC Bud.

7. Belize (Central America)

Belize is one of the top-ranked weed-friendly islands in the world. While it prohibits cannabis consumption, possessing up to 0.35 ounces is legal.

You can get the herb in many locations, such as the Belize Cultural Adventure Guesthouse in the Cristo Rey Cayo District. Smoking on the premises is permissible. The Belize Eco-Ashram is an exclusive resort that makes marijuana available to its guests.

Feel free to explore other cannabis-friendly destinations, but keep within their laws.

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