This question would have been a lot harder to answer if I was writing this article 10 years ago. Prior to the tide of legalization that swept over the United States there was only a few select places around the world where you could consistently get very high grade cannabis. The Netherlands, namely Amsterdam, was one of these places. Amsterdam was a haven for stoners across Western Europe, when you were fed up of average quality cannabis in the United Kingdom you could head over to Amsterdam and sample some of the finest cannabis the world has to offer without the fear of arrest. The Netherlands position within the European Union also meant that surrounding countries also had access to the high quality cannabis available in Amsterdam as it could easily be smuggled across the non existent European borders which have came as a result of the Shenghen Zone which promotes the freedom of movement for people and goods.
I used to be amazed when going to Amsterdam, they seemed so far ahead of the UK when it came to available cannabis products. The coffee shops all stocked incredibly high thc ‘isolators’ (comparable to shatter but earlier) and had top of the range volcano vapes for you to smoke them from, the most amazing thing to me was the price, I was getting extremely high quality weed for cheaper than I would get some mids in England. The recent crackdown on cannabis in Amsterdam has meant that there has been a huge reduction in the number of operating coffee-shops. Other European countries such as Spain are heading towards legalization, this coupled with their proximity to Morocco means that they will have access to an array oh high quality cannabis and hashish. While there are more and more European countries taking a relaxed stance towards cannabis it should hopefully lead to an increase in the availability of high quality cannabis products. However there is a lot of catching up to do if Europe wants to get on the same level as North America.
Without a shadow of a doubt the country with the best weed in the world is definitely the United States. It is quite ironic to think that the country solely responsible for the global war on drugs would be home to the highest quality cannabis in the world. Countless billions of US $ have been wasted in this stupid war and most of the world still has similar cannabis drug laws to the UN mandated ones, which America were responsible for. So yeah, USA may have the best weed in the world but you fucked over countries like the United Kingdom in the meantime because we are still stuck with your ‘war on drugs’…
Some of the best looking cannabis and shatter that I have seen has been coming out of Colorado where they have legalized cannabis for recreational purposes as well as medically. The thing that makes the states stick out where they have full legalization is the sheer number of different and new cannabis products. You can get basically any edible item with thc inside it as an active ingredient again, you can also buy hundreds of cremes and rubs for your skin. This just wouldn’t be possible without full legalization. Props to USA for managing to bring cannabis into the mainstream for everyone to enjoy.
Canada are also worth mentioning, while cannabis is still technically illegal there you do not see many people getting prosecuted by the local police force. Dealers are still arrested and there is the occasional large grow operation that is shut down however that is expected due to the weird legal limbo that cannabis users are experiencing in Canada after being promised cannabis legalization by their new leader Justin Trudaeu.
It is still unknown weather he will fully go through with his promise of cannabis legalization, however Canadians have just been getting on with what they do best, growing some lovely kush. Every strain that I have sampled which originated in Canada has been a pleasure to smoke and I always look forward to some BC Kush.
If you grow your own cannabis or know a very talented grower then you can get high quality cannabis in any country on earth, however for the most part people aren’t lucky enough to be in these situations. This is the reason why countries where cannabis has been legalized for medical or recreational purposes will always be leagues ahead because they have dispensaries to sell weed whereas the rest of the world is stuck with shady dealers.