Legalize world map

Legalize world map
Luke Sholl

Find out about the legal or illegal status of medicinal and/or recreational marijuana of every country in the world.

In 1961, during the 'Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs', the United Nations placed cannabis on the list of banned (narcotic) drugs. In a very short time, virtually all governments worldwide implemented a national amendment to ban cannabis in their country. We all know the disastrous results.

Fortunately, times are changing. Cannabis is on a Legalize Tour and it seems this tour will not stop any time soon. Many countries have legalized medical cannabis the last decade. The ban has also been broken for recreational use. Several states in the US and a few countries have legalized cannabis for recreational use also or are about to do so.

Below you will find an overview of all countries and their legal status of medical cannabis and cannabis for recreational use.

North America

South America






Luke Sholl
Luke Sholl

Fascinated by the wellness potential of nature, Luke has spent over a decade writing about cannabis and its vast selection of cannabinoids. Creating, researching and writing content for Cannaconnection, alongside several other industry-related publications, he uses strong technical SEO skills and diligent research to bring evidence-based material to thousands of unique visitors.