The world has changed a lot in the last few years. The global pandemic has rekindled the need for many to travel, let loose, and relax. Laws have changed around the world, particularly pertaining to the decriminalization and legalization of cannabis.
While it’s still important to research your destination before taking off, there are plenty of beautiful, cannabis-friendly places worth exploring. Here are some of the best pot-friendly travel destinations for 2021.
Nova Scotia, Canada
While many of the destinations on this list are cities or towns, this particular destination encompasses an entire Canadian province. Nova Scotia is located on the East Coast, jutting out over Maine and New York on the map. This quaint peninsula boasts incredible trails, breathtaking highlands, and endless beaches. No matter where you stand in Nova Scotia, you’re never more than 40 miles from an ocean beach.
Nova Scotia also has a lively cannabis culture, with a wide array of shops— both government-sanctioned and independently owned. Better yet, the local cuisine is perfect for a post-joint snack. Pack your bags, get prepared with Me Time Box, and get ready to try garlic fingers, donairs, poutine, Beaver Tails, and all the seafood you can imagine. Walk where pirates walked, while away the hours in a quaint fishing town, and prepare to relax.
Weed has been legal in Washington for a while. Fortunately, this unique destination has something for everyone. Whether you prefer to venture into the woods and drink coffee outside, tour the Grunge music capital of the world, or learn about the latest in technology, Seattle is the place to be.
If you’re an adventurous spirit who loves to (safely) consume Get Kush cannabis in the woods, you’re in the right place. Seattle is a quick zip from the Olympic Peninsula, one of the best hiking can camping spots in the world. Here you’ll see stunning waterscapes, scenic vistas, and lush forests. Imagine kicking back with your preferred product and becoming one with nature on the vacation of a lifetime.
Amsterdam has long been the place to enjoy indulgences that aren’t legal in other parts of the world. This historically rich locale is often referred to as the Cannabis Capital (or Capitol, for our European friends). In addition to world-class museums and historical attractions, Amsterdam also has cannabis cafes, where you can find your favorite strain or product. Many restaurants, cafes, and bars also allow cannabis consumption in their establishment— though different rules apply in “public” outside.
Heading to Amsterdam is also a great way to find new strains and products, as producers congregate at the High Time Cannabis Cup to compete against other growers. If you want to build an epic vacation around your consumption habits, Amsterdam is the place to go.
Colorado is another place where pot has been legal for a while. However, if you’re planning on consuming cannabis in one of the legalized states, a word of warning: purchase your product once you cross the border. Cannabis hasn’t been legalized in many states and remains illegal federally. So, if you’re planning on flying into Colorado with cannabis, and your flight gets rerouted elsewhere, you could get arrested for possession.
Boulder boasts scenic mountains and beautiful sunsets. It also has a lively nightlife with plenty to see and do. While you’re there, you’ll want to head to the St. Julien Hotel & Spa. This independently-owned hotel and spa have the size of a larger establishment with a boutique feel. Most notably, the spa offers the Colorado Bliss package, which includes an immersive CBD scrub and massage experience. While these lotions are THC-free, you can indulge in your product before heading in for some intense relaxation.
Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is known for being a destination for wine lovers and having a more conservative mindset regarding cannabis. However, mindsets are shifting, and growers are capitalizing on this fertile earth to grow some great cannabis crops. Napa Valley is the perfect destination if you enjoy some classy cannabis consumption alongside a perfect pinot noir.
Like the St. Julien Hotel & Spa, the Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa also offers a relaxing CBD spa treatment. You’ll also want to try the CannaVines cannabis-infused wines. These blends are paired for perfection to give you stress, anxiety, and pain relief in a whole new way.
Belgium is often overshadowed by Amsterdam when it comes to consuming cannabis. However, cannabis was decriminalized in 2018 for those over 18, holding up to three grams. They’ve taken a more conservative approach, so you’ll have to be more discreet than you would in Amsterdam.
While on your cannabis vacation, head to Bruges for some incredible food in a medieval setting. The winding canals and cobblestone streets create a historic atmosphere that history buffs will love. Take a Venice-inspired boat ride through the canals or see the ancient windmills. If you’re feeling snacky, take a Belgian waffle or chocolate-making class, and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Like many places, cannabis has been decriminalized— not legalized— in Belize. Fortunately, you’re allowed to have up to 10 grams to be consumed on private premises. Many hotels will allow it in personal areas as well.
While there are endless destinations to visit in Belize, Ambergris Caye is a fan-favorite. In this Central American paradise, you can snorkel with manta rays and sea turtles, take a sailboat on crystal clear water, and go cave tubing and ziplining in the jungle. If you prefer a tropical vacation that promises both rest and relaxation and action and adventure, Belize is a cannabis-friendly destination for you.
The world is filled with tiny countries that you’ve likely never heard about, and Estonia is probably one of them. This Northern European country borders on the Baltic Sea, just above Latvia on the map. It’s worth touring all over this scenic country, but you’ll definitely want to stop by Kanepi.
Kanepi is named after the Estonian word for cannabis and has adopted the iconic five-point green leaf as its flag. Hike along the Tilleoru Nature Trail, and join the fun at the Pokuland theme park. Don’t forget to get a picture with the flag while you’re there. In 2021, there are plenty of destinations to choose from when booking a cannabis-friendly vacation. Keep these top destinations in mind when planning your next great adventure.