The money-spinning green herb that arouses mixed debate anywhere in the world is receiving more approval from governments as time goes by.
It is no secret that selling of the most controversial plant on earth generates a lot of revenue. For instance, ‘ganjapreneurs’ in Washington DC in the US have recorded more than $1 billion in sales revenue since its legalisation nearly five years ago.
However, the medical use of marijuana is getting more nod from medics and chronic ailing patients who view it as a gift that keeps giving. To other extends, other countries are further legalising its recreational use to citizens above 21 years of age.
Those opposing the use of marijuana, including certain scientific studies, argue that weed is the cause of some mental illnesses and drive of immoral and violent behaviours.
Below are the countries that have legalised weed both for medicinal purposes and recreational.
Countries that have legalised Medicinal Marijuana
Medical marijuana refers to the use of cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by a doctor to their patients. It has been reported that the green herb can reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, improve appetite in people with HIV/AIDS, and reduce chronic pain and muscle spasms.
Marijuana is used medically in the following countries
Argentina Australia Bermuda Luxembourg
Canada Chile Colombia Malta
Croatia Czech republic Denmark Netherlands
Finland Georgia Germany New Zealand
Greece Israel Italy Jamaica North Macedonia
Norway Peru Poland Portugal
San Marino South Africa Sri Lanka Switzerland
Thailand United Kingdom Uruguay Vanuatu
Zimbabwe United States
Countries that have decriminalized the recreation use of marijuana
The capacity of how many ounces a person should have in a day varies. Same applies to the amount of weed grown. In most countries, recreational weed should not be individually sold or exchanged for money.
Below are the countries that have decriminalized the use of recreational weed.
Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Austria
Belgium Belize Bermuda Bolivia
Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica
Croatia Czech Republic Ecuador Estonia
Georgia Germany Israel Italy
Jamaica Luxembourg Malta Mexico
Moldova Netherlands Paraguay Peru
Portugal Slovenia Spain Switzerland
United States North Korea
Countries where marijuana is illegal but often unenforced
Vietnam . Thailand Poland Pakistan Netherlands
Myanmar Morocco Lesotho Iran Iran
Laos India Germany Finland Egypt