In 2012, Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Prior to this, cannabis was legal in some states only for those who had qualified medical conditions and prescriptions to use it legally.
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As more and more states followed Washington and Colorado, “recreational” or “adult use” has become a widely used term for personal cannabis consumption that is not exclusively medical. Where exactly can one smoke a joint without any restrictions? Let’s find out.
The recreational use of cannabis is legal in 10 states and 2 territories and decriminalized in 15 more states and one territory. At the federal level, cannabis is still a banned substance, but many states and territories, including Alaska, Arizona, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, California, Florida, Montana, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Michigan, New Jersey, South Dakota, and the county of Colombia, allow citizens over the age of 21 to use cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes. Therefore, consumers of the Delta 8 pre roll can buy and use it without restrictions. The main thing is to know when to stop: you are allowed to have no more than an ounce (28.4 grams) and grow up to six hemp bushes. It is forbidden to use cannabis in public places and in the car, and the potion should only be carried in closed bags.
- The Netherlands
This country is a pioneer of the legalization movement in Western Europe. Since 1972, it has been allowed to own hemp for personal needs in an amount of up to 30 grams. You can buy a joint without violating the law in special establishments – coffee shops, where they are distributed with some limits. Cannabis cakes, chocolate, candies, tea, and cannabinoid beer are freely available in grocery stores.
Smoking weed away from public places and keeping small joints of hemp is not illegal, but the amount of cannabis allowed varies from region to region. In Berlin, you can store up to 15 grams of hemp, but in other cities, personal consumption rates are three or even five times less.
In Uruguay, recreational cannabis is fully legalized: the legislation allows not only the use, but also the production, purchase, and sale of weed with paying taxes to the budget. In Uruguay, it is legal to grow up to six hemp bushes on a private farm and up to 99 plants in hobby clubs. The cost of participation in such a “horticultural cooperative” is from $20 to $180 per month.
In Canada, you can buy up to 30 grams of hemp, and restock at any store licensed to sell alcohol and cigarettes. A number of provinces have abolished fines for smoking joints in public places: for example, in Ontario, you can have a joint wherever smoking is allowed.
It is obvious that the full legalization of marijuana in the world creates the preconditions for the opening of a new market covering a wide range of goods and services. Despite prohibitions and legal restrictions, the demand for cannabis will continue to grow.