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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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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

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

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

Spannabis 2017 and What I Learned About Barcelona’s and Spain’s Marijuana Marketplace

I spent last weekend in Barcelona attending Spannabis. Our Barcelona lawyers constantly get inquiries from serious international businesspeople wanting to start a cannabis social club or some other sort of cannabis business in Spain. And with more than 200 medical marijuana social clubs in Barcelona alone, I wanted to go there to meet with key industry players to

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