After decades of relative tolerance towards Cannabis in Spain, the Constitutional Court decides that cannabis clubs are criminal. Years of government criminalizing strategy pay off. The national parliamentary debate can no longer be postponed.
This is the second part of the article on cannabis and driving in Spain. We analyse the reasons justifying the repressive drug testing strategy and advise you on how to protect yourself, with practical tips for if you get pulled over.
Is it dangerous to drive after using cannabis? In Spain, it is the harsh sanctions that pose a risk. Are these sanctions sufficiently grounded? Are things being done right? Are the drug tests even reliable? We explore this topic in the first instalment of a two part article.
When will cannabis regulation happen in Spain? Contrary to those who say that it will occur in 2017, we analyze why we are more likely to have to wait until 2020 or 2021. The change will come, but it is still far away.
In Spain, a group of drugs experts have established the GEPCA, a body which seeks to set up a comprehensive regulation for cannabis. This model already has the support of much of Spain’s cannabis movement and is set to make history. Find out more about this proposal.
For 21 years, The Madrid Global Marihuana March has been filling the streets of the city with pleasant smoke and more tangible and urgent demands. A good atmosphere where people ask and hope for change that is now felt imminent.
In this interview, Javier Puig, president of the FAC, discusses the main issues surrounding cannabis in Spain: the Supreme Court's rulings, the new political initiatives and the shift in public attitudes.
Is current cannabis cultivation sustainable over the long term? What can we do to help in any way? Let’s go over some of the problems and some of the solutions to make our crops ready for a future with a shortage of energy and raw materials.
Extracting cannabinoids, especially through the use of gas, as with the case of BHO, carries a range of risks, in terms of both health and safety. Encouraging risk reduction in this process necessitates looking at extraction techniques and the effects on users, in order to come up with a specific regulation.
Is cannabis regulation possible with a prohibitionist government in Spain? Cooperation between various forces in Congress, changes in public attitudes and regional regulations in place suggest we have good grounds for being hopeful.
Following the Supreme Court's judgements against cannabis clubs in 2015, ordinary courts have started interpreting them. Spain's major clubs, above all in Barcelona, appear to have their days numbered. However, increasingly more judges understand that small clubs fit in with the Law. A new era is dawning.
Even though the cannabis movement is weak and marihuana growing is a crime, there are already in Mexico authorized growers, grow-shops, social clubs and politicians proposing regulation. What could happen now in a country so strongly affected by the power of illegal drug trade? Find out in this article.