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Tourist’s Guide for Cannabis Clubs in Barcelona

It is very easy to get rejected by cannabis clubs in Barcelona; or even worse, fall trap of fake street promoters on La Rambla. If you follow the instructions listed below, you’ll save yourself a great deal of trouble.

Cannabis clubs are not coffeeshops

In order to smoke weed legally in Barcelona, you need to get a membership in a cannabis club. They are not stores, they are private social clubs, so you need to REQUEST AN INVITATION to join.

Request an Invitation

Message the cannabis club directly or any of the affiliated websites and you will receive an invitation. The invitation will come with the NAME of the person in charge of signing you up, so go to the club and request for him/her at the reception desk.

Request an Invitation

Message the cannabis club directly or any of the affiliated websites and you will receive an invitation. The invitation will come with the NAME of the person in charge of signing you up, so go to the club and request for him/her at the reception desk.

Request an invitation ONLY 1-3 days prior to your arrival

Cannabis clubs can stop making new members without notice, so don’t contact them weeks, months or years in advance.

Guests are not allowed, everyone must join the club

Everyone wishing to enter a cannabis club must request an invitation INDIVIDUALLY and complete full membership registration (interview and payment).

Guests are not allowed, everyone must join the club

Everyone wishing to enter a cannabis club must request an invitation INDIVIDUALLY and complete full membership registration (interview and payment).

Tourists can join cannabis clubs

When registering at the club, you need to provide a Spanish address. Any address works, don’t make it a big deal.

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DON’T BE STUPID!!!

Avoid street promoters and fake clubs. Every time you use a promoter, you are financing illegal DRUG TRAFFICKING. They sell fake hash and synthetic weed.

Many tourists end up in hospitals every year for smoking shit from these clubs.

DON’T BE STUPID!!!

Avoid street promoters and fake clubs. Every time you use a promoter, you are financing illegal DRUG TRAFFICKING. They sell fake hash and synthetic weed.

Many tourists end up in hospitals every year for smoking shit from these clubs.

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Keep it Short, Sharp & Simple

Don’t ask any further questions – Everything you need to know is on the invitation. The clubs can’t answer further questions unless you meet them face to face at the reception desk.

Bring a valid ID – You need to bring a passport, driver’s license or any ID from your country (with a picture of your face on it). Student IDs or credit cards are not valid.

Register at the reception desk – The membership registration process (interview and payment) happens at the club, not online, nor over the phone.

You can get up to 100 gr (3.5 oz) of cannabis – You can get up to 50 grams of marijuana plus 50 grams of hashish from the club per month.

Membership costs between €20 – €50 – Don’t ask for discounts, short term membership or “can I just buy weed without joining the club”. If you can’t afford it, go out and make friends; this is Barcelona for god’s sake!

What does the membership fee include?

A big smile on your face. The membership fee doesn’t include anything from the dispensary. The most expensive cannabis clubs have the best product range and the best quality.
Don’t use financial words – You can NEVER use the words ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ in connection with cannabis. Members of cannabis clubs can ‘get’ or ‘acquire’ cannabis from the dispensary.

If you are not a member, don’t ask about the menu – It’s illegal for a club to disclose such information. It’s considered promotion. Please wait till you go to the reception desk.

Educate yourself – Cannabis clubs have means and ways of educating their members about legal aspects of cannabis clubs in Barcelona. If you have any doubts, don’t hesitate to ask.

Taking weed out of the club – The club is obliged to inform you that YOU CAN’T take the weed out of the club. However, a lot of people do it at their own risk, in their underwear.

How to be a Good Member

Keep a Low Profile

  1. Don’t come in groups larger than 4 people, split the group if necessary.
  2. Don’t come inside the club if the gate is being surveilled by police.
  3. Don’t leave rental bikes parked in front of the club.
  4. Don’t leave people waiting outside.
  5. Don’t stay lingering near the club entrance.
  6. Don’t bring luggage to the club.
  7. Just walk in and out without talking to strangers or promoters.
  8. If you are Italian, don’t SPEAK SO LOUD!!!
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Trouble with Police in Barcelona

Cannabis is legal only inside the club – the possession of cannabis on the street is penalized with a fine of around €500. It is NOT A CRIME unless you are caught sharing it among friends in public.

If the police catches your weed – You have the right to remain silent and you DON’T NEED TO SIGN any document they ask you to sign. You can tell them: “I respect and value your work. I’m trully sorry, but I rather remain silent, so please do what you have to do.” Feel free to repeat the same sentence to anything he says.

What can you do with the fine – Spain doesn’t have international treaties with other countries to prosecute cannabis-related fines. You can leave the country without paying the fine, you are not going to get stopped at the airport.

How can you make things worse – If you tell the police you BOUGHT the weed at a cannabis club on behalf of someone else, you may be charged with drug trafficking. You can also make things worse by signing any document the police ask you to sign.

Don’t trade money on the street – If police catches you exchanging cash and marijuana among friends, you may be charged with drug trafficking. This crime is penalized with 1-2 years in jail plus a heavy fine.

Consume Responsibly

Cannabis in Barcelona may be WAY STRONGER than you think. Yes, I know, you once smoked a whole christmas tree with Santa Claus and you barely noticed it… I hear this all the time.

Just be careful.

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