Top Cannabis Friendly Cities in the World

  1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Vancouver, Canada
  3. Honolulu, Hawaii
  4. Portland, Oregon
  5. Barcelona, Spain
  6. Lisbon, Portugal
  7. Prague, Czechia
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. San Francisco, California 
  10. Auckland, New Zealand


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Well known for it's "coffeeshops" (dispensaries) recreational use of cannabis has been decriminalized in the Netherlands since 1976. Cannabis connoisseurs have been frequenting the city for decades. The types of coffeeshops will run the gamut from hole in the wall to classy chic. While the coffeeshops technically operate in a "grey area" of the law, they source their marijuana and hash from places that aren't operating legally as the growing and large scale distribution of marijuana is still illegal (coffeeshops can only keep up to 500g on site).

Where to stay: NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam

Coffeeshops: Amnesia, Barney's Coffeeshop, Abraxas 

What to see/do: Van Gogh Museum (we recommend going after enjoying the goods from a coffeeshop), canal tour (think of Amsterdam as the Venice of the north), Vondelpark (created in 1865 this beautiful park is 120 acres or 47 hectares and boasts wonderful scenery and paths). 

Vancouver, Canada

Our only Canadian city on the list Vancouver has been a cannabis friendly city for quite sometime. It was at forefront of the push for legalization/decriminalization in Canada for decades. Even while cannabis is still illegal in Canada (legalization is set for Summer 2018) the city boasts many dispensaries and weed friendly places to spark up. We expect to see an uptick in cannabis tourism across Canada once legalization occurs with Vancouver leading the way as the province is set to adopt a public/private model for distribution

Where to stay: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Loden Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim


What to see/do: 

Honolulu, Hawaii




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