Yo what’s up, it’s your boy Dan and today we’re talking about the dope AF country of Norway. You already know Norway is famous for its sick Northern lights, breathtaking fjords, and all that other dope scenery. But you know what would make it even better? Some dank weed. But hold up, before you get too excited, let’s talk about whether weed is legal in Norway or not.
If you’re a curious stoner like me, keep reading because I’m about to drop some knowledge on you. This article is worth your time, trust me.
So let’s get into it. Weed laws in Norway are pretty strict compared to other countries. While medical cannabis is legal, the recreational use of marijuana is decriminalized but still illegal. That means you can’t grow, sell, or use weed for anything other than medical purposes.
But did you know that the Viking age in Norway had some serious cannabis culture? That’s right, archaeologists found Viking skeletons with cannabis seeds dating back to around 800 CE. They even suspect that one of the bodies was of the Norse goddess Freya and that the cannabis seeds might have been used in religious rituals. Talk about lit!
Despite this historical cannabis use, things took a turn for the worse in the early 1900s when industrial hemp was banned by the government. Fast forward to 2019 and medical cannabis was finally legalized for patients in Norway.
So what does this mean for weed users now? Well, possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized for personal use. You can have up to 15 grams without facing any drug offenses. However, this law took years to pass and fines and penalties increase with the amount of marijuana you have.
Selling weed is still highly illegal and can land you up to 10 years in prison depending on the amount you’re caught with. Cultivating marijuana plants is also illegal and can result in a minimum jail sentence of two years.
But there’s hope yet for full legalization as there are strong voices among local activist groups and social reform groups pushing for change. Even some renowned universities have given their support for cannabis legalization!
If you’re planning a trip to Norway and hoping to find some weed while you’re there, it’s not impossible but be prepared for low-quality strains and moderate prices depending on quality and strain.
In conclusion, while Norway may not be the most friendly towards weed users, there are still ways to enjoy it while staying within the limits of the law. But as public support grows, who knows what the future holds for legalization in this dope AF country!