Long before it was widely accepted to spark up a joint, the Netherlands embraced the herb and welcomed tourists from around the world to imbibe. Amsterdam in particular is known for its “Coffeeshops” where you can not only purchase cannabis, but you can also often smoke in one of their lounges.
As the most bio-diverse place on earth per square inch, it is no surprise that Colombia grows some of the best weed on the market today. Its rich soil and tropical climate, make this country the perfect place to grow some serious buds.
In recent years, the Netherlands has continued to hold its spot towards the top of the cannabis chain by producing unique takes on popular strains like Amnesia Haze and Hulkberry. They also host the annual Cannabis Cup that draws thousands of competitors and onlookers each year from all over the world. Combined with a welcoming environment, you’re guaranteed to find some good green in the Netherlands.
With years of production under their belt, Afghanistan is also known as the father of some of your favorite kush strains like Afghan Kush and Afgooey just to name a few. If that isn’t enough to convince you, try some of their legendary Afghan Hashish and you’ll be converted into a believer in no-time.
While we may be a bit bias, the United States could very well be the top dog in cannabis when it comes to innovation. With states legalizing cannabis left and right, growers feel empowered to experiment in order to create some of the most mind-blowing cultivars in the world.
Perhaps best known as the birthplace of Bob Marley and the Rastafari lifestyle, Jamaica grows weed that is more than just plain old cannabis — it’s a spiritual experience. Revered as the “holy herb” by many, the cannabis here is meant to lead you to a deeper faith instead of just a recreational drug (but it’s fun to smoke too).
In addition to its religious roots, Jamaica has perfect year-round weather to support three full growing cycles of some of the finest weed around. Sign us up for a trip to their sandy beaches rife with the sticky icky.
While many fans of Colombian Gold swear by its flavor and effects, growers trying to buy seeds in the United States should be wary, as quality is inconsistent.
They have been known for years to produce some out of this world bud down under, but the 40% rumor from back in 2013 is still somewhat up in the air, as some in the United States have disputed the authenticity of such claims.
From the east coast to the west, there is a great deal of variation in Canadian weed, but for the best high, anything with B.C. in its name is a great bet. B.C. stands for British Columbia, which is a Canadian province, but for our purposes it is also Brilliant Chronic.
Talk about persistence, Afghanistan got looted and pillaged by the Soviets decades ago, and even after the lengthy conflict between the Taliban and the United States and their allies, they still grow some of the best Mary Jane in the world and an obscene amount of it. In recent years production has been reduced, partly due to a declining demand, but also because of officials in some provinces cracking down on the drug.
Canada is still one of those places where yes, pot is still illegal, but if you look around, few people are ever penalized. The small-time dealer may get shaken down by the cops and given a stern talking-to and the massive grow ops are occasionally shut down. But look around; whether heading to work or just in a park after a miserable day at high school, Canadians are enjoying their bud.
The state produces a lot of weed, namely, Jack Herer is a well-known Oregon strain, but it’s also known for its production of cannabis extracts and concentrates for dabbing. In Portland, in particular, there is an overall relaxed attitude about cannabis legalization and cultivation, even though other parts of Oregon aren’t that interested in weed.
California was the first state to legalize the use of medical cannabis and is now one of the biggest ganja suppliers in the US. In fact, in 2019, California produced approximately 58% or 17.3 million pounds of cannabis. And no wonder – its balmy climate and large growing spaces make the perfect growing conditions for outdoor cultivation.
As you may already know, the cannabis plant has been used by human civilizations for thousands of years until at some point its use and cultivation became illegal. However, as the doors of legalization are gradually opening up again, marijuana is finding its rightful place once more.
Jamaica came under the spotlight in the 1970s with Bob Marley’s favorite Sativa strain Lamb’s Bread. The climate in Jamaica allows for three growing cycles a year, so you can imagine the capacity that Jamaica has for ganja cultivation.
Afghanistan has a long-standing history of cannabis cultivation and is considered as the place of origin of all Indica strains, including the ones used for the production of hashish. Afghani marijuana strains are some of the most potent landrace strains as they’ve been bred for generations. If you’ve ever smoked a pungent Kush strain, you have an idea of the power they hold.