Population
46439864
Tolerance
8 / 10
Medical
Yes
Status
Essentially legal

Selling cannabis is a criminal offense punishable by law regardless of the quantity. But personal cultivation and use, and other purposes other than sale or trade is decriminalised. Growing the plant on private property for personal use, and consumption by adults in a private space is legal. Using the legal gray areas in Spanish legislation, cannabis clubs are a popular way for enthusiasts to obtain and use cannabis as a technically-legal private collective. About 500 private "cannabis clubs" exist in Spain, 200 of them in Barcelona alone

Sale and importation of any quantity of cannabis is a criminal offence, punishable by jail time. The purchase, possession and consumption of cannabis in a public place constitutes a misdemeanour and punishable by a fine and confiscation of the product. In most cases, a fine of 300 € will be fined in the case that someone is caught. Cannabis plants that are located somewhere visible from the street/public place (ie. from balconies) are considered a serious administrative offense, which leads to a fine from 601 to 30,000€.

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Medical

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Sativex: Available
Dronabinol: Available

In October 2005, the autonomous government in the region of Catalonia launched a program of therapeutical use of Sativex for 600 patients of a wide set of illnesses, from multiple sclerosis to cancer, in order to avoid nauseas or to relax tense muscles. The project involves six hospitals, forty researchers and sixty drugstores. The product is presented as an atomizer to be taken orally, and it will be delivered at drugstores inside some hospitals


Hemp

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It is legal to sell or to buy seeds and other hemp products including Hemp CBD Oil.


Culture

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Several cannabis consumption clubs and user associations have been established throughout Spain. These clubs, the first of which was created in 1991, are non-profit associations who grow cannabis and sell it at cost to its members. The legal status of these clubs is uncertain: in 1997, four members of the first club, the Barcelona Ramón Santos Association of Cannabis Studies, were sentenced to 4 months in prison and a 3000 euro fine, while at about the same time, the court of Bilbao ruled that another club was not in violation of the law. The Andalusian regional government also commissioned a study by criminal law professors on the "Therapeutic use of cannabis and the creation of establishments of acquisition and consumption. The study concluded that such clubs are legal as long as they distribute only to a restricted list of legal adults, provide only the amount of drugs necessary for immediate consumption, and not earn a profit. The Andalusian government never formally accepted these guidelines and the legal situation of the clubs remains insecure. In 2006 and 2007, members of these clubs were acquitted in trial for possession and sale of cannabis and the police were ordered to return seised crops.


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History


  • Million Joint March

    2004-05-08

     (La Marcha del Millón de Porros en Madrid, Mayo 2004), part of the Million Marijuana March

    Million Joint March

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