Where Marijuana is and isn't legal

Take a look some countries that have either legalized, decriminalized or simply chosen to tolerate recreational marijuana.

United Kingdom

Having been reclassified in 2009 from a Class C to a Class B drug, cannabis is now the most used illegal drug within the United Kingdom. The UK is also, however, the only country where Sativex – a prescribed drug that helps to combat muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis and contains some ingredients that are also found in cannabis - is licensed as a treatment.

Canada

Two people hold a modified design of the Canadian flag with a marijuana leaf in place of the maple leaf during the "420 Toronto" rally in Toronto, April 20, 2016.

In July 2018, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize the consumption and sale of recreational marijuana, after Uruguay made the big leap in 2014.

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