Walking around Barcelona, often feel the aroma of marijuana. He was surprised to here except tourists. According to statistics, Spain smoked marijuana daily about 940.000 guests. Weeds in Barcelona scored young and old. Somebody, to relax, someone says, it helps him to think creatively, someone has not commented on his habit - "smoke, because the smoke ". Society and cannabis in Spain for a long time and is closely friendly. Free country - loose morals - available drugs.
In Spain, the law is not too hard on lovers of marijuana. It can be planted at the balcony of the bush three per person and no problems, you will not. It is this loophole in the law that, that it is possible to grow marijuana for their personal use, launched a new phenomenon. For several years in Barcelona working successfully smokers legal association, also called cannabis clubs or in Spanish Asociación Cannábica. Their members pay an annual fee of 20-30 €, to cover the costs of production of the product, which they consume. I.e, this is such a huge total plantation of marijuana, the right to which all are members of the club. According to Spanish media, in the last two or three years in Spain, opened about 700 similar institutions, and half of them are in the Catalan capital. After Amsterdam, Barcelona is second in popularity among the cannabis tourists.
Associations are non-profit organizations, whose purpose is not profit. This is a private club for their "own". From the street, the association did not reach, You must bring one of the members of this club. Once you become a member of the club, You, in turn, can lead to new people. They must be over 18 years and have a Spanish residence permit. To get to the club you need to carry your documents and the Spanish club card, otherwise you will not be allowed.
Association in Spain are responsible for the quality control of manufactured product. Here you will find the menu - each association offers different varieties indica, sativy, Various hybrids and their own varieties. In addition to different varieties of marijuana in the menu is usually several kinds of hashish and even oil from cannabis, the so-called «wax». The average price of one gram of 6 to 15 € depending on the product quality and the complexity of its production.
The founders of these clubs in their calls usually make positive bias on the part of marijuana use, omitting stories neuronal loss and general lethargy kuriteley with experience. In their ranks say about marijuana use during sleep disorders, nerves, headaches, depression. Supporters of the cannabis movement also place emphasis on the, that smoking marijuana does not cause aggression, unlike alcohol. It is unlikely that you will ever see, like two people fighting, a smoke bong.
If you are a tourist and much want to get into a club, take a walk on the Ramblas, around the corner of Ferran Street you will likely come up and whisper in his ear, "coffee shop". Usually these guys earn one of 150 city associations and will take you. There is a legal way to get an invitation to such a club. You can fill out a short form and request an invitation to one of the associations HERE. But to do that it is desirable for a couple of weeks, and even better a month before your arrival to Barcelona.