Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that growing, possessing and smoking marijuana for recreation is legal under the right to freedom. The measure was approved in 4-1 vote on the five-justice panel, backing the argument that smoking marijuana is covered under the right of “free development of personality.”

Here’s a quick look at five countries where Marijuana is legal and what the law states:

Czech Republic

Czech Republic permits possession of up to 15 grams for personal use. Marijuana for medical use on prescription has been legalised since April 2013.


According to Switzerland laws, growing marijuana on private property for personal consumption by adults is legal. However, buying or selling marijuana is a strict criminal offence and punishable by a fine.

North Korea

Surprising as it may seem, but the growth, sale and consumption of marijuana in the communist country is legal and widely unregulated by the government. Just remember it’s North Korea!


While Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has legalised Cannabis, you need to be over 18 years of age to buy it. The law states that to buy people should be residents of the country, above 18 years of age and must register with the authorities. Besides, there isn’t any law as of yet that specifies the quantity or mandated any rules for selling, transporting or cultivating Marijuana.


Possession of Cannabis is illegal, but decriminalised. It is legal for personal consumption in small quantities inside a private property. While consumption for medical reasons is acceptable within a private property, sale, transportation and cultivation is illegal by law.


Growing, selling and consuming Marijuana is illegal. But it’s been decriminalized in 2013 if a person is found with a small amount.