Can I smoke a joint on the street in Barcelona?

It can be very tempting to light a smoke when you leave a cannabis social club, but please don’t. It is illegal to spark up in the streets. Unlike Amsterdam, the police in Barcelona will take great pleasure in busting you for having a fat spliff hanging from your mouth. Smoke weed in the cannabis clubs or in the privacy of someone’s home – not on the street.

It is okay to leave a club under the influence of cannabis. However, possession and use of cannabis outside of the establishment are illegal. If you don’t have time to use all of your weed at the club, we recommend leaving it there for safekeeping and consuming it on your next visit. It’s a risk to take it with you. Be careful that you don’t give the police a reason to stop and search you when you are travelling from the club to your house or hotel, carrying weed.