By The end of this article, you’ll know everything there is to know about Cannabis in Barcelona for practical purposes.
Whether you’re a casual smoker travelling, a long term resident with questions, or someone that’s just curious.
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Possession and personal usage of cannabis is decriminalized, and you will find several ‘clubs,’ ‘cultural associations and ‘coffee shops’ in Barcelona to enjoy this substance at.
Barcelona Marijuana Laws
If you are someone who enjoys the occasional ‘high ride,’ then Barcelona has some good news for you. Very recently, private possession and usage of cannabis have been decriminalized in Barcelona!
Great news, right?
This means that what you do in a private place or your private property is protected by the Constitution. Whether you like to smoke a little spliff from time to time, or roll a blunt with your friends and enjoy it on your patio, you are completely free to do so in Barcelona.
However, public distribution and even public consumption is a criminal offense, and this is where the long arm of the law can easily reach you.
So watch out!
Keep in mind that growing, distributing, and transporting cannabis is illegal and a criminal offense, but there is a loophole here too! It is still legal for you to grow two (marijuana) plants per household, and yes, it does not matter how high the plant is (or you are!)
As discussed before, you are completely safe and within your legal rights to possess as well as smoke cannabis on your private property. However, it is when you decide to take it outside, that you may fall into some legal trouble.
It is legal to have possession of cannabis in public as well, as long as it is less than 2 ounces. Then again, in case you are caught smoking it or distributing it in public, you may be levied a fine of anywhere between 330 Euros to 600 Euros. In case you have more than 2 ounces of cannabis in public, well, you might be in a little more trouble. This is, in fact, a criminal offense and can lead to certain prison terms.
Now, here is another little loophole that you might be interested in.
Barcelona is filled with more than 300 cannabis clubs all over the city. These include little ‘coffee shops’ where you can sit back and enjoy a little high. Of course, there are also several great Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona. All you need is to gain membership into a club of your choice- if you are a cannabis connoisseur, then being a member of some of the best Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona might be what you need in your life. And yes, it is legal to smoke cannabis openly in these clubs around town!
Cannabis Prices, Quality, and Types
Since private possession and consumption of cannabis is legal in Barcelona, you can rest assured that the quality that you will find here will be top-notch. Of course, if you are a social smoker like many, then Barcelona has just scratch for your cannabis itch! You can join one (or more) of the top Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona, where you can enjoy some of the best quality marijuana- comparable to the kind you will find in California and Colorado.
Prices of Cannabis
The prices of cannabis will greatly vary in Barcelona, depending upon both the quality and the type of cannabis you are going for. You can find low-quality outdoor cannabis, to even some of the best, high-quality outdoor cannabis in this city. The average prices of cannabis in Barcelona can be anywhere from 8 Euros for 1 to 1.4 g, to 15 Euros for 2 to 2.8 g.
Quality of Weed
One of the best things about cannabis in Barcelona is that there is something for everyone. You will find some of the best quality weed like traditional Moroccan hash, indoor sensimilla, or even 72-micron full iceolator here in some of the Cannabis Clubs. However, you will also find a lot of low quality, outdoor-grown cannabis, so research well before spending your money here.
Types of Plant
Here comes the best part about looking for cannabis in Barcelona- you will never find a dearth of types you can smoke. Here are some of the different types of cannabis you can explore in Barcelona, and their prices (per gram):
- Exterior cured flowers
- Interior cured flowers
- Bubble Hash/ Iceolator
- Traditional Hash
- Finger Hash
- Butane Hash Oil
- Medical Cannabis Oil
- Dry Sift
- Speciality Hash
Cannabis Culture in Barcelona
Quite recently, the private consumption of cannabis has been decriminalized. This means that you can grow (not more than two plants), possess (a certain specified amount only), and even smoke cannabis on your private land or in private clubs all over Barcelona. The public consumption and distribution of cannabis, however, remains illegal.
In general, people in Barcelona are very liberal about the consumption of cannabis in the city. You’ll find it being smoked in the street in some neighbordhoods (Even though it carries a fine if the authorities catch you)
Where can you buy Marijuana in Barcelona?
If you are someone who enjoys riding the high of some good ol’ cannabis, then Barcelona is a great place to be. Here, you will find over 300 private clubs or associations which you can become members of. Of course, just about a score of these clubs are worth going to, but still, you have plenty of options to explore!
It is quite easy to become a member of any of these well-known Cannabis Clubs- find a club of your choice, contact them directly on their official website, provide the necessary ID proof, and that’s all!
Medical Marijuana in Barcelona
Legally, doctors cannot prescribe or offer medical Marijuana to their patients in Barcelona. This is completely illegal and can have severe consequences. However, it is possible to get your cannabis from the Cannabis Clubs all around the city, as long as you are a member.
Since the public distribution and consumption of cannabis is illegal in Barcelona, there are no dispensaries where you can buy cannabis from, even if it is for medical purposes. To get hold of cannabis, you will have to visit a Cannabis Club and become a member. Here, you will technically not be purchasing cannabis, but you will become part of a big group that grows and distributes cannabis amongst its members. Keep in mind that you can only buy a certain amount of Marijuana (about 5 grams) per day and cannot exceed a certain amount per month.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is buying weed in the parks safe?
Remember, the consumption and distribution of cannabis are completely illegal in Barcelona. You will always find some shady looking fellows offering you ‘good quality weed’ in public spaces, but for your safety, you should completely avoid doing this.
Can you smoke hash on the street?
You will find several great clubs and ‘coffee shops’ in Barcelona where you can sit back and smoke some weed or hash. Of course, walking down the streets, it is not uncommon to find people smoking weed, but remember, this is a criminal offense. Stay out of trouble, and don’t smoke on the streets!
What happens if you get caught with Marijuana?
Okay, so you are technically allowed to carry less than 2 ounces of Marijuana on you. As long as you don’t publicly display your possession of it or smoke it outside, you will be fine. If you do, you will have to pay a hefty fine for it or might even be sent to prison. However, in case you are caught smoking or distributing Marijuana in public, you will be severely penalized, since it is illegal to do so.
Is it easy to get weed in Barcelona?
Technically, you can’t ‘buy’ weed in Barcelona. You can, however, join a cannabis club or visit a ‘coffee shop’ where you can sit back and enjoy some good weed with your friends. In these places, you are not ‘buying’ weed, but are paying for the membership, and along with that, the costs of growing and dispersing the weed amongst the members of the club.