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Nadja focuses on assisting American and European companies in their foreign direct investments into Spain and Germany and on assisting European companies with their foreign direct investment into the United States.

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Cannabis in Spain: ICBC Notes

This past weekend, I was finally able to attend the renowned International Cannabis Business Conference (ICBC) here in Barcelona, Spain. The event had been cancelled for two consecutive years due to the pandemic. I attended interesting panels on everything from cannabis 3.0, to cannatech, to the current challenges of cannabis clubs in Spain. I want

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Cannabis Legalization in Spain: Legislative Update

Adult use cannabis legalization in Spain could be back on track, following a series of setbacks. To move things forward, Congress recently approved the creation of a subcommittee within the Committee on Health and Consumer Affairs. This subcommittee will analyze the experiences of regulating cannabis for medicinal use. Cannabis legalization in Spain: “To raise to

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CBD Food Product Approval in the EU

The legal landscape in the Cannabidiol (CBD) sector is changing quickly, especially for CBD-infused food products. Companies looking for business opportunities involving CBD-infused food products are well advised to keep an eye out to new developments. In the European Union one can notice a change in perspective regarding CBD, its danger and use. This can

International Cannabis Spotlight: Spain

Our Barcelona office continues to keep tabs on Spain’s vibrant cannabis industry, which is different than anything going on in the United States, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Last week, the 15th annual Spannabis conference showed that the country’s enthusiasm for marijuana has not diminished in the least, and that Spaniards continue to

Catalonia Spain Legalizes Cannabis

The Parliament of Catalonia just approved by a 118 to 9 vote a new law that (Ley de asociaciones de consumidoras de cannabis) that establishes legal standards for cannabis clubs. Up until now, cannabis clubs in Catalonia were protected solely by municipal regulations and they have to a large extent been operating in legal limbo. This new law gives

CBD in Spain and the EU

Our Barcelona lawyers have lately been receiving a steady stream of calls about producing and distributing cannabidiol-based products around the world, from Spain. Cannabidiol  (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis but unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in cannabis that gives users a high, CBD is non-psychoactive. Studies suggest CBD can be effective in treating

Cannabis Reform in Spain Remains in Limbo

In Marijuana in Spain: Our on the Ground Report, I wrote how Spain is one of (if not THE) the most marijuana-friendly countries in Europe. We have more than 800 private cannabis clubs here, most of which are concentrated in the northern autonomous regions of Catalonia (where I am based) and the Basque Country. In

Posibilidad de Reforma Legal: Uso y Consumo de Cánnabis en España

En Marihuana en España: Desde el Lugar de los Hechos, escribí cómo España es uno de los países (si no EL país) más permisivo con el consumo de marihuana en Europa. Tenemos más de 800 clubes privados de cannabis aquí, la mayoría de los cuales se concentran en las regiones autónomas del norte de Cataluña

Spain + Cannabis = Spannabis

The thirteenth edition of Spannabis, Europe’s largest hemp, cannabis and “alternative technologies” event was recently held in Barcelona. Spannabis is not only the European cannabis industry’s most established trade fair; it is also one of the most important events for cannabis users in Europe, bringing the sector’s latest developments to the community. This past weekend

Marijuana in Spain: Our on the Ground Report

Spain’s cannabis laws have progressively liberalized to the point where Spain is now one of the most cannabis-friendly countries in Europe. Spain is a relatively decentralized country, with independent communities having a great deal of autonomy. Consequently, each region can for the most part set its own laws regarding marijuana. Catalonia, where I am based,