There has been a growing trend on the legalization of marijuana in different parts of the world. According to a report from CNN, countries like Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Germany are those countries which have aimed or legalized the use of weed for medical purposes. Just in the United States alone, there are eight states that legalized the recreational use of marijuana and a total of 18 more states that has legalized it for medical use.
For those who wish to travel to these countries and enjoy the perks of legalized weed, then don't set your expectations too high. One important thing to remember is that it is not like candy that is sold on the streets. Any business who wish to sell this product would still need to get licenses for which the requirements, restrictions, and fees are not a joke. This means that purchasing off from the 'weed guy downtown' may still lead to criminal charges.
The other, and most important, would be the age limitation. Most countries have recommended that any individual under the age of 21 is not, in any way, legible for possession, consumption, and purchase of the said product. Prescription of medical professionals for the use of 'medical marijuana' for children and young adults is still in a gray area up to now.
Another thing to remember is that a consumption of tolerable amounts is recommendable, however, intakes of large doses may be problematic for the local government. Abuse is still quite different from 'recreational use' and there is a fine line between using it occasionally versus using it every day.
Even though the use of weed has been legalized, people are still not allowed to go to work or be in public places while high. There are fines for public lighting and smoking of weed. For instance, according to a report from the LA Times, there is a 1,000 feet radius of restriction of use from any center where children are present.
Although its use has been formally legalized, there are still a number of important restrictions that everyone must remember. When traveling to a foreign country with legalized weed use, it must be important to stay informed and safe.