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What Country Has the Best Weed in the World?

As more and more countries throw their hat into the cannabis ring, each one is fighting for that coveted top spot.

by Kelly Graham – October 15, 2020

As cannabis legalization continues to stretch out into every corner of the globe, each nation is competing to produce the best flower out there — but who really has the highest quality buds?

Well, that depends on what you are looking for: some countries have been growing the herb for centuries, others are innovators in the cannabis space, and others just want to have fun. No matter what makes your heart go pitter-pat, there is a country out there for you that is growing the ganja of your dreams. Let’s take a deeper dive into some of the nations that are vying for the top cannabis spot.

Afghanistan

Heralded as one of the very first nations to cultivate the cannabis that we know and love today, Afghanistan has been producing some of the most fire flower out there for centuries. Despite the fact that weed was made illegal in 1957, cannabis is a way of life for many citizens and the use of the plant is deeply rooted in the nation’s history.

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.

Colombia

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.

While they are new to the legal weed scene, Colombia is no stranger to cannabis cultivation. They were once one of the major suppliers of green in the heyday of Black Market cannabis, but have since changed their tune with the recent legalization of medical cannabis. They now welcome cannabis tourism to their postcard-perfect beaches, sky-high mountaintops, and bustling cities.

Jamaica

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.

Netherlands

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.

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.

United States

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.

Whether growers opt for a precise indoor grow operation or let nature take control outdoors, weed has become an intricate science in the United States. In fact, the US has perfected and created popular strains like Blue Dream , Green Crack , and the iconic Gelato strain grown by the founder of Sherbinskis in his garage — kind of like Apple founder Steve Jobs. Much like Apple, producers stateside can now charge a pretty penny for their elite products with eighths costing upwards of $60 and buds testing at over 30% THC.

Needless to say, weed aficionados from across the globe make the trek to the US to sample some of the best ganja the world has to offer.

Final Words

As more and more countries throw their hat into the cannabis ring, each one is fighting for that coveted top spot. Lucky for us, we get to sit back, spark up, and enjoy the show as these nations duke it out. No matter where you decide to stock up for your next smoke session, it’s clear that there is good weed all over the globe — you just have to know where to look.

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Top 10 Countries That Produce The Best Weed

There is change in the air these days. Well, maybe it’s not just change, but change that is taking the form of some pleasant smelling and distinct smoke. That’s right, throughout the United States, wh

There is change in the air these days. Well, maybe it’s not just change, but change that is taking the form of some pleasant smelling and distinct smoke. That’s right, throughout the United States, where carrying a small amount of pot could once get someone tossed in prison for decades, states are slowly allowing their citizens the herbal medicine (or pleasure) they want.

There are a few reasons for this new phenomenon, ranging from a decreased belief in the drug war (losing cause that wastes a laughable amount of money) to the belief that smoking marijuana actually produces no victims and therefore should not be a crime, building off the argument that it is no responsibility of any government to dictate what free citizens put into their bodies.

Whether you are a daily consumer who likes to get high early and have it last all day, or you are the type who smokes before bed time, or even the “every now and again” type, it’s a good time to be alive. Of course, this doesn’t apply to those who smoke because running from the cops is exciting (they exist). Even still though, times will be even better when the debate over pot is a thing of the past and governments have moved on to more pressing problems, like their own spending and their bureaucrats watching adult movies all day, every day. But that’s a story for another day. Back to marijuana, one of the most popular debates between stoners is where they can find the best green. I’ve always been a believer that when talking about pot, beer or women, the best one is the one currently nearby and cheap, but this is not the method of thinking for everyone. There are some strains of bud that produce a better high than others and the issue of smell, and how long the buzz lasts, are also criteria for what makes the best pot. Here is our list of countries who just get it right when it comes to marijuana.

10 Colombia

While it is most widely known for cocaine, it still produces weed that packs some decent kick, and a great deal of it. Colombian bud can be found across North America and throughout northern South America. The country itself has been close to legalizing the drug (along with blow) for a few years. One of the best from the country is Colombian Gold, which (as with all sativa) produces an energetic and alert high.

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.

9 Nigeria

Those trying to grow Nigerian strains of bud outdoors in North America may be disappointed, but there has been some success with indoor methods. Another pure sativa, Nigerian is a powerful strain that is known to “take you away” and some suggest making sure your day is free before indulging. While there are other strains of marijuana commonly grown in Nigeria, many are crosses with plants from other regions, one popular and powerful example is Afghan/Nigerian, (spoiler alert) more on Afghani stuff later.

8 Mexico

Mexico is one of those places that produces great weed but we really don’t encourage anyone to go there; it’s in the middle of one of the ugliest drug wars the world has ever seen. There was a time when Mexican weed was considered some of the best in the world, but legalization in the United States has hit the Mexican weed business hard, as has the drug war, which has nearly destroyed the quality aspect of that industry.

Mexican producers used to make some of the highest quality sativa strains in the world, but as of 2015, Mexico has taken a slide down this list.

7 Canada

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.

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.

6 Jamaica

While there are those places that specialize in pot that will take you to another planet, Jamaica is the place to go if you want a simple, easy going, delightful high, with amazing tasting weed. While the technology and methods that can lead to these powerful strains are available, Jamaican herb is generally produced without these; leading to a natural taste (in a good way) with a pleasant high that will make you forget your troubles, mon.

Despite Jamaica being known worldwide for Rastafarianism, a religion that encourages pot-induced spirituality, marijuana was illegal until February when small amounts for personal use were decriminalized.

5 Australia

Oh those hard-partying Aussies, they not only pound beers all night, but also produce some mean dope. While many of the strongest strains in the United States range in the mid to high 20% area in terms of THC, a group of Australians were rumored (a couple of years ago) to have developed marijuana with a 40% THC content.

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.

4 Netherlands

The Netherlands is famous for having been one of the first places in the world to have a tourist industry partly based around marijuana consumption. I say partly because the red light district also had a hand in the tourism boom. Of course, the authorities in the country, especially around Amsterdam, have recently scaled back some of the measures as locals became fed up with foreign youngsters wandering their streets completely blasted.

With regard to the pot itself, it is unquestionably among the best in the world, often achieving hybrids of other widely beloved strains created for both potency and flavor.

3 Kazakhstan

For those who thought that Borat was the only thing Kazakhstan is known for, they also produce great weed and a great deal of it. the two actually go nicely hand in hand. It is one of the few places thought to be the first in which cannabis was first harvested for use by people.

The herb grows naturally in many parts of the country and has been enjoyed by locals for millenia. Of course, back in the days of the Soviet Union, pot consumption was made illegal. There are still some draconian laws in place, but mainly for distribution, as opposed to use. Whether it is the wild plant or a variant that has been modified, marijuana produced in the southeast is widely considered to be of the finest quality in the world, combining a great, peaceful high with great flavor. Some of the world’s best hash comes from the region and many popular cross-bred species of marijuana include Kazakh roots.

2 Afghanistan

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.

Afghanistan is another place in which some believe marijuana to have first been cultivated. Some of the finest indica strains, many of which are widely grown and enjoyed in the United States, such as anything with the name “Kush” in it, hail from Afghanistan. While Kush may not be the best of all strains in any given way, it does find a great combination of relaxing, peaceful high along with a great aroma.

1 United States

While nearly none of the strains of weed that are popular in the United States actually originated there, American growers are in the process of perfecting the game. For a quick parallel; in the beer industry, many of the worst beers are mass-produced garbage that comes from the United States. On the flip side however, craft brewing has led to some of the finest ales and lagers in the world to be American made, even if other nations like Germany and Ireland don’t wish to hear it.

There is change in the air these days. Well, maybe it’s not just change, but change that is taking the form of some pleasant smelling and distinct smoke. That’s right, throughout the United States, wh