North Korea, the insular communist dictatorship that borders China to the North and South Korea to the, wait for it, South, has a tradition that you don’t often hear about. Marijuana is completely legal there.
You can even buy it in the supermarkets there, as some tourists to the country have done. Reports show that Kim Jong Un’s regime don’t even consider it a drug, as it has been part of the lives of Korean people for thousands of years.
“The drug is especially popular among the lower classes of North Korean society. After a day of hard manual labor, it is common for North Korean workers to smoke marijuana as a way to relax and soothe tight or sore muscles,” wrote Vice reporter Ben Tool, citing North Korean sources.
Tourists can apparently smoke it without a problem, so if you were planning on heading to North Korea on holiday any time soon, remember you can probably roll a joint at the end of it too.