The hemp revolution is steadily sweeping the planet, contributing not only to world pop culture, but also to the budgets of many countries. Humanity is gradually realizing the potential benefits of cannabis. Today we will talk about countries known for their culture of cannabis consumption and varieties created on their territory.
Indian cultural and spiritual traditions have been closely associated with cannabis for thousands of years. Regarded as one of the 5 sacred plants, marijuana has been successfully used in the Indian subcontinent as early as 2000 BC. Unfortunately, in 1961, the country signed an international treaty banning the use of cannabis almost everywhere in the world. Luckily, that didn't stop anyone.
Cannabis in India is very cheap (about $3 per gram) and plentiful. Laws de jure prohibiting the cultivation of marijuana are de facto inoperative in most provinces. The fact that local Sadhu ascetics have been using it in their spiritual rituals for thousands of years is a guarantee of excellent plants.
Spain is considered one of the most cannabis-friendly European countries. There are even private cannabis clubs in some parts of the country where it can be bought and consumed locally. Catalonia has passed an excellent law allowing certain organizations to cultivate and market marijuana.
Marijuana flowers are banned for public sale, but the plant can be grown for personal use. Similar conditions have brought many cannabis growers from all over Europe to the country. Local seed banks (Delicious Seeds, World of Seeds, Sweet Seeds, Pyramid Seeds) are gradually becoming more popular than the Dutch ones. Spanish geneticists have already managed to create a number of world-famous varieties.
- South Africa
Have you ever tried Durban poison? If so, then you've probably memorized all the wild, sativa potency of the South African "dagga" (that's the name of the weed in the local language), known as one of the best on the planet.
Cannabis in South Africa has been decriminalised by the country's Constitutional Court for personal consumption by adults in private. However, laws prohibiting use outside of one's private dwelling and buying and selling cannabis still remain.
A few years ago, Uruguay became the first modern country to fully legalize the cultivation, possession and sale of cannabis. The Uruguayan scheme, in which the state takes full control and sale of cannabis, makes it extremely accessible and widespread. Uruguayan marijuana is still the cheapest in the world - the state limits the price at $1 per gram.
Each resident of Uruguay can legally grow up to 6 plants for their own use, and it is private seedlings that are the source of the best staff in the country. The cannabis community in this small South American country is actively developing, bringing benefits to fellow citizens and economic benefits to the state.
In every province, from British Columbia to Quebec, growers are actively working to create new strains that can replicate the popularity and cult following of historic Canadian strains such as B.C. Hydro. Marijuana in this country has always been distinguished by a special "arrival" and a beautiful appearance, striking even those who are far from the cannabis world.
Many studies regarding both the characteristics of varieties and the genetics of marijuana in general have been carried out in Canada. The federal government announced that recreational use of cannabis would no longer violate criminal law as of 17 October 2018.
In the 70s, this Caribbean island country was a true legend among cannabis lovers. It is here that the Rastafarian religion originates, which brought out Bob Marley's favorite variety - Lamb's Breath - for its spiritual practices.
Since then, Jamaica has been a popular destination for cannabis tourists. The government went to meet the Rastafari, and legalized cannabis throughout the country. Marijuana in Jamaica is not only one of the strongest, it is pleasantly complemented by the atmosphere of a tropical paradise.
Australians really love their marijuana and, admittedly, they have a great climate to grow it. It was local breeders who gave the world varieties Mullumbimby Madness, Deep Chunk, Zoid Fuel, Rainbow Dream and others. The Australian cannabis community has its own legends and its own superstars. The pseudonyms of growers Kangativa and Moonunit are remembered with a note of respect across the country. Rumor has it that Kangativa has been growing real sativa monsters over 5 meters tall thanks to the Australian climate.
Afghanistan is an iconic area of marijuana history. All local marijuana is considered extremely potent, and a whole family of Kush strains has been named after the local Hindu Kush mountain range.
The most popular in Afghanistan is indica, from which the local population has been producing hashish for generations. This country is considered the birthplace of indica. If you've ever tasted real Afghan hash, or flower varieties like Afghan Kush, you've probably appreciated the thousand-year-old genetics of the local products, expressed primarily in their potency.
Practical and tolerant, the Dutch were wise enough to create the world's No. 1 tourist Mecca for everyone in the know - Amsterdam. You can buy hashish and marijuana directly from local coffee shops and consume them there.
For more than 40 years, the Dutch masters have been considered the best when it comes to creating a new genetic masterpiece in the world of cannabis. A huge number of families and varieties included in the golden fund of world hemp growing was produced in the Netherlands - Skunk, Northern Lights, Big Bud, Super Lemon Haze and many others.
- United States
The high volume, explosive growth and constant innovation of the US cannabis market is perhaps reason enough to claim that the best cannabis in the world is grown here. And it's not even about the contribution to history and cult varieties (although there are plenty of them - Girl Scout Cookies, Pineapple Express, Grand Daddy Purple, etc.), but in the industry itself.
The quality of marijuana grown in the United States is constantly improving due to intense competition. Manufacturers from California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and other states compete not only in terms of the original product, but also in marketing and customer service. Ordering online for delivery, subscribing to services that sample new strains every month can all be found in the United States.
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