Oftentimes recreational, medicinal and industrial cannabis users find it difficult to plan their upcoming vacation or work destination because they have little or no idea about the legal and cultural situation of cannabis in the area where they are planning to travel. Some worry whether they will be able to take a hit from a bong at their hotel or to peacefully enjoy a marijuana spliff while sitting on a bench at a park in the afternoon. Some feel insecure about whether or not their herbal medicine will be confiscated as soon as they pass the border. Others wonder whether they will succeed in finding a new canna-business relationship. ‘Will I be able to consume? Can I bring my medicine? Are there any business prospects?’ – these are just some of the questions that rise for traveling cannabis enthusiasts and professionals.
Cannabis laws in the United States alone can be confusing. One moment you might be driving in a state where it’s perfectly legal to use cannabis for your desired purposes and the next moment after you cross the border, you’re in a state where you can’t even use it to treat your medical condition. When we take into consideration the entire world, we find it that it’s nearly impossible to keep track of every marijuana law on the planet.
Luckily, there’s a group of cannabis-friendly people from Lithuania who are putting their efforts into creating a global virtual hotspot for cannabis enthusiasts and professionals. Their project is called SpliffyMap. It is an open, free to use global cannabis atlas that shows where in the world is it legal, essentially legal, decriminalized or criminalized to use cannabis for recreational, medicinal and industrial purposes. The world map interface uses a series of colors to present the laws of every single country also state of the USA. With a single click, visitors of this online platform will be able to view the entire cannabis situation in their desired location or destination. Currently, in this global cannabis information centre people are able to submit their own comments for each country, express their opinions by rating countries on how tolerant they are towards cannabis and also they are more than welcome to provide the latest news about what’s happening regarding cannabis in their local areas.
The SpliffyMap team has the vision to connect each and every single person who has any kind of interest in using the cannabis plant in his own country or abroad.
“It will be much more than any other project, the world has never seen anything like this before. We are making an absolute breakthrough in cannabis education by gathering every possible bit of information regarding cannabis into one place. People will not only be able to learn about the legal and cultural situation of cannabis in each country, but they will also be able to locate every single canna-business and related institution. Whether you are looking for headshops in Germany, cannabis-friendly hotels in California, best coffeeshops in Amsterdam, hemp manufacturers or retailers in Italy or Thailand, or you just want to find out where the next cannabis exposition in Switzerland will be held – you will find everything.” – says Nerijus, the founder of SpliffyMap.
However, the team acknowledges that there is still enormous amounts of work left to be done to achieve their grandiose goal of connecting cannabis users, businesses and NGO’s globally, therefore they welcome cannabis enthusiasts and professionals from all around the world to get in touch and help build this groundbreaking tool that has the potential to benefit each and every single cannabis user.