How to become member of a cannabis social club?
According to Spanish law, anyone older than 18 years is considered as a legal adult and may join a cannabis social club. However, most clubs require a minimum age of 21 years. So: state your age to save time. When you have an appointment at the club you desire to become a member of, expect a brief interview about your current cannabis use and a small instruction about consuming cannabis safely. Don’t forget to bring your ID. Each new member needs to show his or her valid ID at registration.
Request an Invitation Online
Nearly every club allows you to request membership online. Not many clubs have webpages so you will have to try and find them on instagram or facebook and try and send them a message. You’ll apply for an invitation from a specific member of staff and when you arrive at the cannabis club you need to ask for this person. They are inviting you to the club and they can get you membership. If you’ve got friends in Barcelona who are members of a cannabis club, they can get you membership as well. Whatever you do, don’t just turn up and ask to join. That’s not cool and will probably get you banned. If you’d like an invitation to a cannabis club, you can request an invitation through our online booking tool. Just select your date and when you’d like to arrive and you can make an appointment as early as 15 minutes before.
Once you’ve made an appointment, you’ll receive an invitation via email. This will have the clubs details such as their address, membership cost, what you need to bring to the appointment. Show your invitation to the staff on the front desk. This is your referral.
You must have Photo ID at all times
Cannabis clubs in Barcelona are responsible for their members. As a member of the club you are also a representative. Therefore they will want to know who you are and will want proof. Many will also take an extra picture of you for their records. If you do something dangerous or illegal while at the club the other members are responsible for making sure you are dealt with properly. If a club starts partaking in or endorsing risky activity, then they put themselves at risk. In recent years there have been clubs who’s founding members have been sentenced to jail-time. The laws on cannabis clubs in Barcelona are no joke. The police will prosecute if they think a club is stepping outside of the law. A good cannabis club will do the best they can to protect their other members. This means you will need proof of ID and it’s likely that you’ll have to show it every time you visit. Even if you register and are a regular, a good club will still want to see your ID. Just accept it as a quirk of the system and take pleasure in the fact you can get high legally in Barcelona.
There you have it, a simple guide to getting weed in Barcelona as a foreigner. It’s not difficult, it’s not illegal. Barcelona has some of the best Cannabis Scenes in all of Europe.
In order to become a member of the cannabis club, it is not obligatory to be a resident of Spain or a citizen of Barcelona, indeed, membership is allowed to anyone, including tourists and city visitors. Very rarely, you could be asked for your residential address. Provide the address of the hotel, apartment, or any other place you are staying in Barcelona: no one is going to check it.
There is only one restriction that regards the legal adult age limit. Usually, you’re to be 21+ years old, yet, there are some clubs that accept people aged 18 or over. You should specify this information beforehand. Also, you have to provide your identification card to enter, because they won’t let you in without your ID, while a passport or a driver’s license with your photo works fine as well. Student ID, scanned copies, photos from the phone, etc. will not be accepted.