In which countries is allowed to grow cannabis for medical use?
Updated: Oct 19
The medicinal use of cannabis is legal in a number of countries:
In the U.S., the use of medicinal use is legal in Washington, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon, and The District of Columbia.
Uruguay was one of the first Latin American countries to create a plan to legalize cannabis (cultivate, distribute, and consume). Update 2021: Uruguayan law allows adult citizens and foreign residents who join a government registry to grow their own pot, join a cannabis club or buy 40 grams a month at authorized pharmacies. Uruguay Wants to Open Pot Market to Tourists - is looking to capture business away from illicit sellers and bolster its cannabis industry by allowing foreign visitors to buy pot. Giving tourists access to legal cannabis would dramatically increase the industry’s pool of potential customers in the country of 3.5 million people.
Canada: Medical marijuana has been legal since 2001. Since 2019, Canada legalized recreational marijuana in full. Growers got licenses from the federal government.
In Portugal, the possession and consumption of any cannabis type for personal use are allowed. http://www.elmundo.es/internacional/2018/06/15/5b23cb19268e3eb56f8b45e7.html
Czech Republic: Medical cannabis is legal in and one may carry up to 15 grams for personal use.
Italy: It is allowed and limited to medical use only
Mexico: Mexican citizens can grow up to four plants for personal use only
Swiss: To be legal, cannabis must contain less than one percent THC.
Holand: While weed has been legal to smoke in coffee shops in the Netherlands for decades, it’s been illegal to grow. Since 2017, a bill to partially legalize marijuana cultivation showed that the country may hopefully be headed for full legalization
Argentina: In March 2017, Argentina laid claim to the title of First Woke Country to Provide Medical Marijuana For Free.
Jamaica is the only country where the utilization of cannabis is celebrated as a part of their culture.
Lesotho and Zimbabwe have legalized cannabis for medical cultivation