Weed laws in the United States are always changing. But this can also complicate things. From medical programs to decriminalization to legalization, the way you get weed can be confusing. So far, recreational weed is legal in only eight states and Washington, D.C. But just because it’s legal does not mean it’s easy to access. If you’re planning a vacation and want to get weed easily, stick to one of these states.
Massachusetts voted to legalize cannabis last year, but because of red tape, hasn’t made any tangible strides. Yet. It will soon though. Retail shops are expected to open by 2018. Wicked cool.
Speaking of patriotism, last April, cannabis businesses in Oregon supported the troops in a very cool way. Legal weed growers teamed up with the Oregon chapter of Grow for Vets and gave away free cannabis gift bags to veterans. On a more general note, you can now also buy legal edibles in Oregon.
Nevada residents voted to legalize recreational weed last year. The new laws are scheduled to go into effect this summer. This is great news, but the 15% tax on wholesale products is even better. The revenue from cannabis taxes will mostly be used for education. Let’s be real: What’s more patriotic than paying taxes that benefit the community?
Washington state has both medicinal and recreational marijuana available, but with an added twist. Under new state laws, dispensaries must sell both recreational and medical weed. This means that all dispensaries need a qualifying physician on staff to give referrals and consultations.
Fully legalized recreational weed isn’t up and running yet in California. But it will be soon. In the meantime, getting a medical marijuana card is still a relatively easy way to get weed. Although there’s a general list of qualifying ailments, Prop 215 was written to give all Californians access to their medicine.
Colorado is the best spot for anyone looking for the best way to get weed. Denver is even home to the cannabis tourism company called My 420 Tours! Colorado was also the first state to boast a USDA certified organic cannabis farm.