Guide Cannabis clubs in Barcelona
This site is a comprehensive source of information regarding all cannabis clubs in Barcelona. You will find all pieces of knowledge that you may want to gather about the Barcelona cannabis club culture in our articles and guides.
Our team always stays in touch with the local cannabis community and coffee shops representatives of Barcelona, so we are always caught up with the current events and share them in our blog. Depending on your needs, you can delve deeper and study questions you have in detail, or find concise step-by-step instructions and advice on how to behave and avoid tourist traps. Welcome!
CANNABIS GUIDE TOP 3 CLUBS IN BARCELONA
Weed CoffeeShop Barcelona
Viladomat Cannabis Club
5 steps how to join cannabis club in Barcelona
- Pick the cannabis club you would like to visit in our catalog or on the map.
- Press “Apply for membership” button and fill in the form. Enter the correct name and surname (as it is in your ID). Then you will get an e-mail from the club.
- Go to the club, ring the doorbell and show the e-mail you have received to the receptionist.
- Show your ID to verify you are a legal adult (18+). Then complete a quick interview to get approved by the club.
- Make a payment for your annual membership. Congratulations, now you are a member of the cannabis social club!
How much does it cost to join a cannabis club?
Joining a cannabis club in Barcelona will require an annual membership fee ranging from 20 € to 50 €. But, for the most part, you’ll be charged a 20 € fee.
Could I become a member of a cannabis club in Barcelona, if I’m not from Spain?
You don’t need to be a Spanish citizen to join a cannabis club in Barcelona. In fact, there is no law prohibiting foreigners from registering at a cannabis club in Barcelona.
Why should I present my ID in the club?
The club administration needs to be sure that you are above the required age (18 or 21). It is also done to follow the rules, according to which clubs must know their members and consider the quantity of cannabis distributed to each person.
What is a cannabis social club?
As a phenomenon, cannabis social clubs or, as they are called in Spain, Las Asociaciones de Cannabis, have emerged in the early 1990s. These are non-profit associations, which grow cannabis and distribute it among members on a cost-recovery basis. It is also worth noting that these organizations are private and are not open to any visitor – only registered members can come.
It may seem a little complicated at first, but you will quickly learn the benefits of this approach.
Some of the advantages are the unique and cozy atmosphere that provides a sense of emotional security, a welcoming environment, designed for group leisure activities and games, and turns cannabis clubs into really nice socializing spots, where you can relax with your friends. Not just a generic place where you can rustle up some weed.
Which is a pleasant contrast to most Amsterdam’s coffee shops, which are more reminiscent of fast food restaurants, with their in-and-out format and constant fuss.
All of that only applies to the official and legally operated cannabis clubs. About one-third of the establishments in Barcelona, calling themselves cannabis clubs, are illegal and have little in common with true cannabis social clubs. You won’t have to worry about the legality and the reputation of a club if you choose one from our carefully curated catalog.
Here’s why you should avoid street dealers
In the streets of Barcelona, you might meet dealers and promoters inviting you to “weed coffeeshops”, “smoking” or “cannabis” clubs. We urge you to ignore these offers. Not only you’d risk getting in trouble with the law, you would also miss out on the chance to taste some of the best marijuana in Europe.
As well as to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the private clubs. Official cannabis clubs of Barcelona never use street promotion, as it is contrary to the legal standards they operate on, and always requires registration, with no exceptions.
Just ignore any street offers
Illegal establishments, which street promoters invite you to visit, typically operate at suspicious locations, unsafe for tourists, and always offer worse quality of cannabis.
Is cannabis legal in Spain?
Many tourists wonder about that, when they arrive in the country. The question can’t be answered unequivocally since technically cannabis is not legal in Spain. Carrying any quantity or consuming cannabis in public places is illegal, and you could be fined with 500 € or more.
Any actions associated with selling cannabis are criminal offenses, which can lead to serious consequences up to prison time. Obviously, you’re not going to sell weed, but any interactions with street dealers can be interpreted by police as participation in drug trafficking, so make your own conclusions, whether it’s worth it. However, certain legislative regulations allow cannabis clubs to act within the bounds of the law.
So you can absolutely legally consume cannabis within the walls of a club. In addition, you can grow 2 plants at home, and own other hemp products or seeds fully legally. The issue of the legal status of marijuana in Barcelona is thoroughly covered in this article.
Cannabis Club Aggregator in Barcelona helps you to find your weed club correctly. Follow our 5-step instruction to join a cannabis club today.
Buying Weed As A Tourist In Barcelona
Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona are an exciting new development in weed culture in Europe. Barcelona weed clubs have become a very popular alternative for nights out in the capital of Catalonia. They’re a great spot to do work on your laptop or just shoot a few rounds of pool. But are you allowed to visit Barcelona coffees hops as a tourist?
Under Spanish law it’s perfectly legal for you to visit these weed cafes while on holiday. There is nothing in Spanish or Catalonian law to stop you. You should however educate yourself before visiting Barcelona. This isn’t Amsterdam or Colorado, there are laws you need to be aware of. Unfortunately, it’s not completely legal… yet!
We’ve included some tips on how to join a cannabis club in Barcelona below
Best Social Clubs in Barcelona
Dragon Cannabis Club
Good location Very friendly stuff Quality products
A cool place Best chilling place in Barcelona
Great club Very friendly stuff
MBC Marijuana Barcelona Club
Relaxed atmosphere Outstanding products quality
Dragon Cannabis Club
MBC Marijuana Barcelona Club
A cool place, Best chilling place in Barcelona
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Don’t do anything illegal
The laws on cannabis possession and use in Barcelona are relatively simple. Smoking and possession of marijuana is completely legal within the confines of your own home or within a cannabis club. As long as you aren’t smoking or in possession of cannabis in a public place, you are not breaking the law. Even as a foreign national you are within the law. So don’t do anything illegal. Illegal activities under the current law would be:
Don’t buy from a street dealer
You aren’t at home now. You don’t need to take the risk by buying weed on the street in Barcelona. Not when you have a perfectly legal alternative.
Be careful of street promoters
It’s illegal for a cannabis clubs in Barcelona to promote on the street so if you support this practice you are helping to break the law. If a cannabis club is promoting on the street then they don’t care about the law and in all honesty, they probably don’t care about the quality of their weed or the happiness of their customers. Avoid supporting these shady practices. It’s also to keep you safe. With over 300 muggings a day in Barcelona it’s best to not take the risk.
You don’t “buy” weed in Barcelona
It’s a small quirk of the system but get used to it. You can’t ‘buy’ weed in Barcelona. You can ‘get’, ‘have’, ‘try’ or ‘contribute’ to some weed – but you can’t buy it. As a member of a cannabis club you are contributing to the weed grown by the club. You are a member of a weed appreciation society and enjoying the fruits of the clubs labour. It’s not a weed store, it’s a members group. It’s a legal loop-hole and you are benefiting from it – so just ask if you can have some and don’t use the ‘b’ word. Simple.
Don’t smoke on the streets
It can be very tempting to feel like you’ve discovered the cannabis mecca when you arrive in Barcelona. The fact is you haven’t though. Much like in Amsterdam it is illegal to spark up in the streets. Unlike Amsterdam though the police in Barcelona will take great pleasure in busting you for having a fat spliff hanging from your mouth. Don’t risk the huge fines. Smoke weed in the cannabis clubs or in the privacy of someone’s home – not on the street.
Don’t have weed one you
Ok, this one is a little harder. You probably want to find a tasty weed strain and keep it on you for a later visit. No one likes to throw their weed away or only buy a single spilff every time you visit a cannabis club. It is illegal to have it on you when you are in public though so you need to be careful. I’ve seen the police search someone on a bike for riding on the pavement in Barcelona. The police here are very active and seem to be everywhere. If you are going to buy weed in Barcelona, keep it in your underwear. The police need a warrant to search under your clothes. Or just be extra careful that you don’t give the police a reason to search you when you are carrying weed.
How to join a Cannabis Club as a tourist
Ok, so you know what to watch out for, now you need to join a Cannabis club.
Best Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona for 2020
- Dragon Cannabis Club
- Barcelona Cannabis Club (BCNCC)
- The Plug BCN
Do your research
The Barcelona cannabis industry has become big business in recent years. A large part of this success is due to the discretion. You won’t see large advertisements or signage so finding a club is very difficult. There are a lot of Barcelona Cannabis Clubs in the city and it can be hard to find the good ones. They are allowed to register as a business online though – this doesn’t constitute promotion. So get on your favourite search engine and do your research. There are so many good options to suit almost anyone’s taste. Read reviews and find somewhere that looks good to you.
Request an Invitation Online
Nearly every club allows you to request membership online. Not many clubs have webpages so you will have to try and find them on instagram or facebook and try and send them a message. You’ll apply for an invitation from a specific member of staff and when you arrive at the cannabis club you need to ask for this person. They are inviting you to the club and they can get you membership. If you’ve got friends in Barcelona who are members of a cannabis club, they can get you membership as well. Whatever you do, don’t just turn up and ask to join. That’s not cool and will probably get you banned. If you’d like an invitation to a cannabis club, you can request an invitation through our online booking tool. Just select your date and when you’d like to arrive and you can make an appointment as early as 15 minutes before.
Once you’ve made an appointment, you’ll receive an invitation via email. This will have the clubs details such as their address, membership cost, what you need to bring to the appointment. Show your invitation to the staff on the front desk. This is your referral.
You must have Photo ID at all times
Cannabis clubs in Barcelona are responsible for their members. As a member of the club you are also a representative. Therefore they will want to know who you are and will want proof. Many will also take an extra picture of you for their records. If you do something dangerous or illegal while at the club the other members are responsible for making sure you are dealt with properly. If a club starts partaking in or endorsing risky activity, then they put themselves at risk. In recent years there have been clubs who’s founding members have been sentenced to jail-time. The laws on cannabis clubs in Barcelona are no joke. The police will prosecute if they think a club is stepping outside of the law. A good cannabis club will do the best they can to protect their other members. This means you will need proof of ID and it’s likely that you’ll have to show it every time you visit. Even if you register and are a regular, a good club will still want to see your ID. Just accept it as a quirk of the system and take pleasure in the fact you can get high legally in Barcelona.
There you have it, a simple guide to getting weed in Barcelona as a tourist. It’s not difficult, it’s not illegal and it is fun. Barcelona has some of the coolest weed coffee shops in Europe and there is no reason why you can’t get involved. Just be aware of the laws and the rules and you’ll be fine… and remember to take your ID!
What Are Your Legal Rights As A Cannabis Club Member?
It’s important to realize that so long as the cannabis club itself is operating within the parameters of the law, then you are protected as as a cannabis club member. You are also required to comply with the rules of the club in order to have legal protections as a member. As soon as you break the rules, then you’re no longer protected as a member of the club.
You have the right to consume cannabis on the premises. It is not illegal for you to consume cannabis in a private space, and a cannabis club is the perfect private, members only spot that you can do that. By consuming cannabis on the premises, you’re not in violation of any Spanish law.
You are also well within your legal rights to join a cannabis club. There is nothing illegal about becoming a member. As we mentioned earlier, there are certain compliance rules as a member (such as discretion, keeping cannabis on the premises etc) that are conditions of being a member. It is important to adhere to these.
Cannabis Social Clubs in Barcelona are an exciting new development in weed culture in Europe. Barcelona weed clubs have become a very popular alternative for nights out in the capital of Catalonia.