12 Facts about Barcelona Cannabis and Spanish Law
Many people have been writing in to ask us about the current state of recreational marijuana activities and cannabis clubs in Barcelona, Catalunya, and the rest of Spain. Since information is changing every month, and facts can be hard to come by when dealing with word of mouth, we here at Remedy Barcelona wanted to compile the definitive list of what;s going on with the AccB ‘s.
#1 – Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona now require a 15 day waiting period for new members
L’Ajuntament wanted to curb the amount of traffic coming into the cannabis clubs just for the weekend or short stay. These associations are for the people of the city, and so since the summer of 2015, all new members must wait fifteen days between joining the AccB and being allowed to enter. This will facilitate an environment of the true vibe of BCN, which has locals and expats chilling in the world’s coolest city. Get in Contact with us, for more information about becoming a member.
#2 – The new mayor has a plan for Barcelona marijuana associations
As of 13 June 2015, Ada Colau is the current mayor of the Catalan capital. With her election brings changes and regulations which will make the cannabis clubs safer ad more friendly. Colau was a founding member of the Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca, which gave Catalans a voice against abusive mortgage clauses and the collapse of the Spanish property market after 2008. Cannabis Clubs will now require proper identification of 18 years or older, and will not operate within 150 meters of schools. I think we can all agree that these new regulations are fair and contribute to a better overall experience for our members.
#3 – The Price of Weed in Spain is a huge bonus
Barcelona’s weed and hash s about what you would pay in the United States, like Colorado or Seattle. You can also go the “high roller” direction and get some top-shelf Kush to put in your pipe. At Remedy Collective, you can get a large gram (1g – 1.25g) for 7 Euros and a double (2g -2.6g) for 14 Euros. Our aim is to please, so check out our menus and weed blog for up-to-date and current content. Quality is our number 1 goal.
#4 – Cannabis Clubs are Private Co-ops! No exceptions
You can not just walk in off the street and purchase cannabis in Spain, unlike other marijuana havens across the globe. There are no exceptions to this. You must sign up and wait for membership. Once inside, you are not purchasing anything. You are claiming your portion of the grow, and any donations go right back into your club. Indeed it’s more interesting than a grocery co-op, but along the same lines. The cannabis and its by-products like hash and brownies, belong to the members based off of their membership conditions. You are the club.
#5 – Weed is not legal to smoke on the streets!
I know we smell the tasty aroma wafting through every neighborhood in the city, on a daily basis, but let’s get one thing straight – the laws are the laws and you are not permitted to smoke on the street. Our members especially do not puff on Carrer Nou De Sant Francesc or anywhere in the neighborhood. Not only a matter of respect, but it will ruin your day if you run into La Guardia Urbana or a Mosso. After all, we have licensing as a smoking establishment and try our best to make things comfortable.
#6 – There is still a limit to how much cannabis you can claim or carry.
L’Ajuntament has not opened the floodgates and released a free-for-all on how much marijuana you can pick up from places like Remedy. Currently, we are able to allow 40 grams per month, and you must sign in to register and claim your portion of the co-op. In terms of Spanish law, you can not carry over 100 grams on your person at any time, so you should be good if you are one of our members.
#7 – Spain – Is it a Weed Capital?
The rise of the cannabis clubs has certainly upped the quality of weed in Barcelona, no doubt. We remember 2010 when all you could find was outdoor that wasn’t trimmed properly. And hash, lots of hash. Now in 2015 we have access to so many more grows, strains, and quality. Obviously you need to see to believe, but I would go so far as to say that Barcelona is poised to become the new Amsterdam, a party-in-a-bottle with the sun and the fun, and some killer buds to top it off!
#8 – Joining a Cannabis Club – is it dangerous?
Simply put, within the walls of the cannabis clubs, you are allowed to smoke. Being a member is not a criminal act, because according to Catalan law, you are able to exercise your right to a personal grow through this and many other co-ops. Speaking to many other clubs, the consensus is that we would do nothing to put our members in any danger. After all, you are supposed to be relaxing at associations! Embrace the stress relief, we are following all the current regulations to ensure your future membership.
#9 – You can join multiple clubs
As of now, you are allowed to join multiple cannabis clubs in Barcelona. However, there are limits to how much marijuana you can claim and carry. Since Remedy will not have access to the amount you are claiming at other co-ops, please be respectful and stay within the limits. We thank you in advance.
#10 – Do you need to live in Spain to join a club.
Please keep checking back with us, we will update this page. But, as of now, there are no residency requirements to join a cannabis club. Of course, there still exists the limits we spoke about above. But, if your stay in Spain is more than 15 days and yet you do not have a flat or residence, you can still join and enjoy the cannabis clubs.
#11 – What goes on inside these clubs?
Every cannabis club differs, really. Some have punky, skater, hip-hop, medicinal, and locals-only vibes. It really depends on what you are in it for. Here at Remedy, our focus is on creating a community and offering the highest quality buds. So, we offer special events, secret menus, games and movies, bongs/pipes/papers galore, music requests, marijuana instruction, and other fun stuff.
#12 – What is the Spannabis Cup?
The Spannabis Cup is one of the most important Spanish Cannabis events of the year, along with the Expocannabis fair in Madrid. This is the 12th year running and every year it gets bigger with better buds from across the globe. There currently is a strong Amsterdam presence, but Spanish growers kick are and are making a bigger impact every year now. This year at the Fira de Cornellá Exhibition Centre was killer, and we learned a ton and planted some wicked seeds. Remedy has some special events planned for Spannabis 2016, so please keep checking back.