10 things you should know about cannabis clubs in Barcelona
Every month I receive hundreds of questions from readers about the cannabis clubs of Barcelona. The questions range from “How can I get a membership in a Cannabis Club in Barcelona?” A “Is Weed Legal in Barcelona?” To questions about the use that the club makes of personal information and many others.
Of course, there is also no shortage of questions about real marijuana in Barcelona, such as “What is the price of the herb in Barcelona?” And “Can tourists join a cannabis club in Barcelona?” Because many of these questions follow a common theme, I thought that this brief but direct list of the 10 most important things you need to know about Barcelona’s cannabis clubs could help shed some light on what is, by necessity, a private industry.
These are the 10 most important things you should know about cannabis clubs in Barcelona:
1.) Cannabis social clubs in Barcelona are private, not public
Do not confuse a cannabis club in Barcelona for a café in Amsterdam; They are not at all the same thing. The Amsterdam coffee shops are public and open to anyone at any time. Cannabis clubs in Barcelona, on the other hand, are only open to new members through referrals through existing members. These policies result in notable differences between the two:
If you join a cannabis social club in Barcelona, you can trust that your personal information will remain private. You will not receive marked emails from the club, the club will not sell, deliver or provide your information to anyone else, the club will not filter or make your information available to the government or other authorities, and the club won. Do not spam with ads or offers. Why? Because everything is private, not public.
2.) You do not “buy” grass from the cannabis social clubs of Barcelona
When you become a member of a cannabis club in Barcelona, you are essentially part of a coalition that grows and distributes marijuana among its members. Therefore, the marijuana that has grown belongs to all the members, including you. You must pay your share of what it costs to grow marijuana and the construction space and other facilities, public services, etc. These costs are recovered in several ways, and members generally share the cost.
3.) You need a photo ID and an address in Spain to obtain membership in a social cannabis club barcelona
To obtain a membership in a cannabis club in Barcelona, you must present a valid passport issued by the government, a driver’s license, a state or regional identification, an NIE / DNI card or another visa with a photograph. You must also register using a regular residential address in Spain; In most cases, the address of a hotel or hostel will not work, so you must provide a residential address. No email will be sent to the address you provide, the information will be kept strictly confidential and, in most cases, you are not required to “prove” your address. Residence in Spanish is NOT required to join a cannabis club in Barcelona or any other city; you simply must provide a residential address at the time of your registration. Airbnb and similar addresses are perfectly acceptable to use in the registry.
The fact that you can legally get the brush in Barcelona does not mean you can be frivolous about it. Spanish law is very liberal in private spaces. Therefore, it is okay to have some marijuana in your own home or in a private cannabis club in Barcelona. But if he exhibits or uses marijuana in a public place and gets caught, it is almost certain that he will be fined, the marijuana will be confiscated and, depending on the circumstances, he could be arrested and imprisoned.
5.) Not all marijuana in Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona is cultivated by the Club
Some Barcelona smoking clubs cannot afford the space, equipment, risk or services needed to grow quality marijuana. Instead, they resort to acquiring it by other means. In some cases, this may involve removing the weed from other cannabis clubs in Barcelona or may require cooperation with large producers in the Spanish field. There are also some clubs that get their marijuana from the boys who sell it on the beach.
The Alhambra Cannabis Club in Barcelona was an Arabic-themed association that offered members free dinners, movie nights, buffet breakfasts and a magnificent atmosphere to smoke some of the best hashish in Barcelona. Unfortunately, the Alhambra closed a few years ago, and a similar club has not opened in the city … yet.
6.) Not all Barcelona smoking clubs are created equal
The differences between a cannabis club in Barcelona and the next are amazing. There are huge clubs that stretch along three floors of an important building, and there are clubs that are nothing more than a small room with a couple of cheap chairs. There are clubs that are located in dark basements and clubs that are in new and bright spaces. Some are thematic, others are not. Some are luxurious, others are dirty.
Whatever type of environment you are looking for, you can probably find it at a cannabis club in Barcelona. In fact, there’s even a gay cannabis club in the city called Berry Boi, but I’ve never been able to get much information about it. If you know this club or are a member, contact me: https://weedjam.org/contact/
7.) Most cannabis clubs charge an annual membership fee
You will pay your fair share for the effort required to grow your marijuana and to house it in various ways. First, almost all clubs require the payment of an annual membership fee. This is generally from 25 to 50 euros but can be as low as 20 euros and as high as 100 euros. Some clubs give away the membership for free, but this is rare and often has a price: poor service, unpleasant environment, weeds, etc.
It is not appropriate to negotiate or attempt to cancel the membership fee. We are all members; We all need to support each other, and these small fees are the way we come together to do this. You will also contribute a fixed amount per gram for different varieties of marijuana and hashish, and for any other product or service offered by the club.
8.) There are legal limits on the amount of marijuana you can buy
This is important; There are limits to the amount of grass you can buy per month at a cannabis club in Barcelona. I think the limits are something like 98 grams, depending on the club, which means that if you have a lot of grass in several clubs, you could be subject to an investigation. Probably not, but you should know this. When you register at a cannabis club in Barcelona, you will receive information about the limits and sign a form indicating that you have read this information.
9.) Cannabis clubs in Spain cannot advertise themselves publicly
Because cannabis clubs in Spain are private organizations, only for members, they can not publicly advertise. This may be the reason why so few people know what is really happening in Barcelona, the prevalence of cannabis clubs and membership is available even to foreigners.
If you see that a cannabis club in Barcelona is publicly advertising, as someone who delivers brochures or other literature or advertisements on the street, you probably should not go to that particular club. After all, doing business with a cannabis club that breaks the rules is counterproductive when legislators in Barcelona and Spain, in general, have not yet really decided on cannabis clubs yet.
10.) Regulations for Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona are on the way.
There are about 200 cannabis clubs in Barcelona, and all have been operating under what are often confusing statutes and grey areas that make it difficult to be sure that they are doing the right thing. Fortunately, lawmakers have been working hard to develop a set of standards that cannabis clubs in Barcelona can meet. Some of these standards are being applied now, while others have been reserved for systematic implementation.