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Spain Moves Toward Medical Cannabis Regulation

On May 13, the health committee of Spain’s Congress of Deputies approved a proposal to create a subcommittee that will consider other countries’ experiences with medical cannabis. The subcommittee’s findings could pave the way for medical cannabis legalization in Spain. According to a recent poll, approximately 90% of Spaniards would favor such a move. Spain

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Far Beyond the Spanish Cannabis Scene: Spannabis 2019

It’s amazing to experience such an impressive international gathering like Spannabis taking place in a country where legislation lags behind the massive cannabis culture and high social tolerance, criminalizing and punishing anything that goes beyond private consumption and self-growing. Specialists, celebrities, growers, breeders and users from around the world met last weekend in and around

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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

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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

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What’s Next for Barcelona Cannabis Reform?

As we have written previously (See Marijuana in Spain: Our on the Ground Report), the Catalonia region of Spain — particularly its flagship city of Barcelona, home of our Spanish outpost — is a major European cannabis hub. Despite this, the laws in Spain and in Catalonia and in Barcelona are complicated and their enforcement

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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

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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

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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

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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