Which nations legalized medical marijuana in 2021?


In the past decade, medical marijuana has grown in popularity (and legality) in the United States. Millions of patients across the country are now seeing massive improvements in their quality of life thanks to MMJ treatment. Medical marijuana is used in the United States to treat a variety of diseases including chronic pain, glaucoma, migraines, muscle spasms, insomnia, arthritis, PTSD, and epilepsy.

The MMJ revolution began in traditionally liberal states like Washington and Colorado and was ultimately welcomed by a large majority of states, including traditionally more conservative states like Oklahoma. The facts don’t lie, and there is now ample evidence that a well-run medical marijuana program is vital not only to the well-being of a state’s citizens, but also to its economy.

But while the US has embraced medical marijuana and is now enjoying its benefits, not every country in the world is as forward-thinking. The medical marijuana revolution is sweeping the world, but it’s moving more slowly than the US in many regions of the world. Unfortunately, the citizens of many nations in the world still cannot take advantage of a well-run MMJ program.

However, the direction of change is only moving in one direction. And while the revolution is slow at times, it certainly happens. More and more countries are legalizing MMY all the time. So let’s take a look at which countries legalized MMJ in 2021.

Image by NickyPe on Pixabay: MMJ is legal in 43 countries from 2021.

How many countries is MMJ legal in?

43 countries currently have some form of legal medical marijuana. Some of these countries have extensive, open medical marijuana programs that make a variety of MMJ products available to patients. Others have restrictive programs that only allow treatment with marijuana-derived medicines such as Sativex and Epidiolex and only treat a small number of diseases.

Which countries legalized medical marijuana in 2021?

The countries that legalized medical marijuana in 2021 are:

ArgentinaAustraliaBarbadosBermudaBrazilCanadaChileColombiaCroatiaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorFinlandGomoniGreeceIrelandIsraelItalyJamaicaLebanonLithuaniaLuxembourgMalawiMaltaThe NetherlandsNew ZealandNorth MaceduanNorway

What are the newest legal MMJ countries?

Some of the youngest legal MMJ countries also have the most restrictive programs. This is because they deploy their MMY programs tentatively and often in the face of political opposition. At the national level, progress is often slower, as can be seen from the fact that the United States has still not succeeded in lifting the federal ban on MMYs.

Some of the newest MMJ countries are Ireland and the UK. It is very difficult to qualify for MMJ treatment in these countries and often only marijuana medicines such as Sativex and Epidiolex are available.

Will medical marijuana be legalized in more countries in 2021 and beyond?

It seems certain that MMJ will be legalized in more countries in 2021 and beyond. However, it is difficult to predict which countries will legalize MMJ in 2021. However, France is a country to watch out for as MMJ treatments are currently being tried and there is strong public support for legalizing MMJ.

What are the countries with legal marijuana?

Some countries have fully legalized recreational marijuana. In most of these countries, marijuana is available to anyone over the age of 18 or 21. When traveling to these countries, you can purchase marijuana products without a medical marijuana card.

The countries that have fully legalized recreational marijuana are:

Australia (Australian capital territory only) CanadaGeorgiaSouth AfricaUruguay

Which countries allow CBD?

Hemp-derived CBD is legal in most countries, but marijuana-derived CBD is illegal in most countries where marijuana is illegal. This is because in these countries, growing marijuana itself is illegal.

MMJRecs - Marijuana BudImage by SeaweedJeezus on Pixabay: Several countries have fully legal marijuana.

Can you travel between countries with medical marijuana?

You cannot leave or enter the US with medical marijuana. This is because, while medical marijuana is legal in most US states, it is still illegal at the federal level.

How do you get an MMJ card in the US?

The best way to get a medical marijuana card in the US is to schedule a telemedicine consultation with a licensed MMJ doctor through the MMJRecs online clinic. Once your medical condition has been diagnosed by the examining MMJ doctor and it has been determined that MMJ treatment is right for you, you will be emailed a legal medical marijuana doctor certification form. It’s a quick and easy process.

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Beth Edmonds