Move over Amsterdam, the top 5: alternative holiday destinations for weed smokers
For years The Dutch capital Amsterdam has been the go to place for trippy how high vacation. But as laws tighten we check out 5 alternative destinations for a cool holiday and a (semi) legal high:
Number 5: Cambodia
While sparking up a joint is technically illegal, Khmer people and visitors to the country frequently indulge in the soft drug. In the South East Asian country getting high is all about eating the stuff, especially on Pizza available at 'Happy Restaurants' across the country.
Number 4 the United States of America
Well actually two states, Colorado and Washington. In November 2012 both States voted to legalise the recreational use of marijuana. Once the law is in effect possession of up to 28.5 grams might make you loose a few hours of your life but won't end up with a trip to the slammer.
Number 3 Argentina
While drugs are a big issue in South America many countries including Argentina are loosening their laws when it comes to Cannabis. The drug has been decriminalised for small amounts. Even sparking up a joint in public is said to raise few eyebrows.
Number 2: India
Marijuana is illegal on the sub continent...but and that is a big but the sale of cannabis is allowed for certain Hindu Festivals and is even sold by the government. Many believe the deity Shiva used to indulge is a bit of ganja and spark up in his honour.
Number 1: Australia
Down under the country is divided when it comes to marijuana laws. 50% of the states and territories have decriminalised the drug. The town of Nimbin in Rural New South Wales is a marijuana Mecca in a country with an above average cannabis consumption. Visit the annual Mardi Grass festival or pop down the main street to the Hemp Embassy.
No matter how enticing these how high destinations may sound remember taking drugs can always land you in hot water especially in a foreign country...do so at your own risk.