You’re likely aware that Barcelona stands out as one of the premier destinations worldwide for the legal enjoyment of marijuana. As a tourist, the most fitting approach is to join a local cannabis club, currently accessible. This option essentially has no viable alternatives if you seek a lawful and elevated experience.
How to get weed in Barcelona?
Firstly, let’s offer a brief overview of the legal status of cannabis in the Kingdom of Spain.
In a broader context, local cannabis laws differ slightly from those in other countries. While buying, selling, storing, and consuming cannabis in public places is prohibited, the legislation is notably tolerant of activities on private premises, as long as they don’t infringe upon others. Additionally, individuals are permitted to form various interest-based associations. Consequently, despite the absence of explicit laws permitting marijuana consumption, there are scenarios where its use effectively becomes legal.
Here are the scenarios:
- You can grow up to two cannabis plants on your private property, hidden from the street view. You’re also free to consume cannabis within an enclosed private space. In essence, you’re permitted to cultivate and use marijuana at home, as long as the smell doesn’t disturb your neighbors and any balcony or window-sill plants don’t inconvenience passers-by.
- Another avenue is joining a private cannabis club in Barcelona. These are ostensibly non-profit associations of cannabis enthusiasts, where marijuana is cultivated and then distributed among members. To cover the expenses of cultivation, members make voluntary “contributions.” These establishments, often referred to as “marijuana bars,” are situated in well-designed spaces, and cannabis consumption is limited to the confines of these facilities.
One can visit such a club only as a registered cannabis club member. Entering without a cannabis club invitation, just off the street as if it’s a regular coffee place, won’t work. Fortunately, the membership registration procedure is quite simple and won’t require too much effort from you. In short terms, if you want to join a cannabis club of this kind, you will need them an e-mail, and they’ll issue a cannabis club invitation for you. We will talk about it a little below.
To be fair, let’s discuss a third way to obtain weed in Barcelona: buying it on the street. Barcelona isn’t much different from other European cities in this regard, except for potentially more offers. However, the common factors remain: poor quality, lack of service, and the risk of police trouble.
Cannabis club membership requirements
- You need to provide any official identification document (except for a student ID) with your photo. To be able to join a club, your passport or driver’s license would perfectly do.
- Take cash with you, as the clubs do not allow payments by any other means. All in all, you will need 20 euro to pay an annual membership fee and the price for a gram of buds is about 10-20 euro.
In very rare cases, you may be requested to provide a residential address of yours. You can name any existing address in Barcelona: nobody will check it anyway.
Joining a cannabis club in Barcelona
So, you are an adult with a valid document and cash in your pocket willing to get access to the cannabis culture of Barcelona. What’s the plan?
- Study our catalog of cannabis clubs in Barcelona or the weed map and choose the club you like the most. First of all, I’d advise you to look through all the alternatives and find out what are your options: leisure activities, schedule, languages spoken by the staff, etc. And simply compare the interior designs.
- Having decided on the club that is open to new members, press the button “Apply for membership” and complete full membership registration form: the day you plan to visit, your e-mail, the number of people if you are going to come in a company. Fill out the form in Latin letters, according to the spelling in your documents.
- After having sent a member request and having received the invitation (it will come to your email), go to the club. Show the message you received and your ID card at the reception desk.
- It’s time to pay an annual membership. Congratulations, now you’ve got a membership at a cannabis club!
There is no point in trying to find out anything by e-mail or phone:
any questions you may have will only be answered by reception only after the clerk has made sure you are at least 18 years old. Stay cool and follow the instructions cannabis club provided you with. Just come to the specified address on the appointed day, ring the doorbell and show the letter from the club. At the reception desk, you will be consulted on any questions you may have.
That’s about it. To finally get hold of your club card, you’ll just need to confirm that you agree with the rules of the club, after which you can go inside and get to know the best weed samples in Europe. However, we have a special article on how to behave in a cannabis club. I advise you to get familiar with it.
What is the advantage of acquiring membership at an official club in Barcelona?
If you have already had the pleasure of strolling through the streets of Barcelona, then perhaps you might have already bumped into some people that offered you to buy some weed or tried to invite you to visit a particular place where you can smoke it. We strongly recommend denying such proposals and here are the main reasons why:
Official cannabis clubs prioritize security both for you and your property. In Spain, selling marijuana is illegal and is carried out by individuals willing to use illegal means to enrich themselves. Under the pretext of selling weed (el porro in Spanish), tourists are often lured into alleys and robbed.
The club is legally secure; obtaining and consuming cannabis within official associations like marijuana clubs is lawful. Visiting an illegal pseudo club makes you an accomplice to drug trafficking, bringing potential unpleasant consequences.
Quality of the weed
Street dealers and brothels, masquerading as cannabis lounge clubs, focus solely on immediate profits from tourists, showing little regard for anything else. They provide their customers with the cheapest, and consequently, low-quality cannabis. In contrast, official cannabis clubs are supplied by passionate growers, ensuring that the quality of their products ranks among the best in the world.
The interior design of the illegal establishments is a sad sight: as a rule, it is a shabby gloomy basement with primitive atmosphere. In any case, what real cannabis clubs look like, you’d better take a look for yourself in our catalog of cannabis clubs in Barcelona.
So if you don’t want dubious adventures in a foreign country, just ignore any marijuana suggestions that come to you from the streets. Don’t risk and join today a cannabis association.
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