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Is marijuana legal in Spain?
In a nutshell, according to Spanish law:
- It is illegal to sell or buy marijuana, hashish, and other cannabis products;
- It is forbidden to possess/store marijuana and/or its products;
- It is prohibited to consume marijuana in publicly accessible areas, in open view.
Though the legislative limitations that you need to know, it’s also stated that:
- It’s legal to grow 2 plants and consume cannabis in the private placement, but in a way that nobody sees you;
- It’s allowed to become a member of a cannabis club (this is not the same thing as a coffeeshop) and consume cannabis and its products within its walls.
Cannabis clubs: what is it?
Cannabis clubs or as they are commonly called in Spain Associations — Las Asociaciones de Cannabis or Cannabis Social Clubs are non-profit, social and recreational organizations where marijuana is grown with a donation to be shared and consumed strictly among the members.
The only access to the club are members: these are organizations private and closed to other people. Membership is granted: only if you are sponsored by an existing member of the association or endorsed by the club itself.
That means you can’t just walk in off the street without an invitation — you’ll be rejected. This is an important difference between Spanish cannabis clubs and the public coffeeshops in Amsterdam.
Why is membership necessary?
It seems like it is rather complicated, but in fact, it is much simpler than it first appears. Formalities like invitations, referral of existing members and club memberships are necessary measures to be in line with the strict requirements of the law.
In general, the process of acquiring marijuana in a club is the same kind of bargain as in the format of an Amsterdam coffee shop, except for one important difference. There is no concept of selling/buying, only in terms of willing membership contributions. Thus, here it’s awkward to use the word “buy”, instead say “get”, “have”, or “try”.
Joining the club, you pay a yearly membership fee, which is commonly 20€. If you’d like to get 1 gram of marijuana, an additional donation of 10-15€ for strains and up to 50€ for extracts and concentrates is needed.
Why should I show my id at the entrance?
ID is always requested for both new and already registered members for age verification: to confirm that you are an adult of 18 or 21. It’s also necessary to comply with the KYC (know your customer) rule, the clubs must verify your identity before granting membership and/or letting you in. For the same reason, the club will ignore any of your attempts to find out anything by phone or email, all the questions will be answered at the reception desk — everything is eyes only and after you provide your ID/passport.
Who can join the cannabis club?
In order to become a member of the cannabis club, it is not obligatory to be a resident of Spain or a citizen of Barcelona, indeed, membership is allowed to anyone, including tourists and city visitors. Very rarely, you could be asked for your residential address. Provide the address of the hotel, apartment, or any other place you are staying in Barcelona: no one is going to check it.
There is only one restriction that regards the legal adult age limit. Usually, you’re to be 21+ years old, yet, there are some clubs that accept people aged 18 or over. You should specify this information beforehand. Also, you have to provide your identification card to enter, because they won’t let you in without your ID, while a passport or a driver’s license with your photo works fine as well. Student ID, scanned copies, photos from the phone, etc. will not be accepted.
Can I enter a club without registration?
No, cannabis clubs are only open to registered members. Being strictly regulated and controlled by the government, weed cafes are closed and member-only organizations. The closed format of the establishments is one of the key terms that allow them to operate within the laws of Spain and create that most valuable and memorable authentic experience for the guests.
How much does it cost to join a cannabis club?
The price varies from club to club in Barcelona: the annual membership fee can be as high as 50€. Generally, membership costs about 20€ per year. Keep in mind that the clubs do not accept payments via credit/debit card, so make sure to come with cash prepared.
What does the membership fee include?
In general, only the free access to the cannabis club for 12 months, and that’s it. Anything you get from the dispensary is charged separately. Also note that it’s not common to haggle in clubs.
- Select a club on our list or weed map.
- Click the “Apply for membership” button and complete the form.
- Wait for an invitation to arrive at your email address.
- Go to the club, show the invitation, and your ID at the reception desk.
- Pay an annual membership fee and get your club card.
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