The 7 best cannabis Clubs in Barcelona
For those who will come to this fantastic city, we would like to list the 7 best cannabis Clubs in Barcelona, which of course is based on our own experience. Given that there are about 200 clubs in the city that we obviously did not visit entirely, we can tell you that among the ones we visited these are the top ones! This list highlights the ones that more than others stood out for the quality of the products, the welcoming environment and the employees.
- Asociacion La Kalada
This deserves the distinction as best cannabis Club in Barcelona for the exceptional quality of cannabis based products. Here you can find the best inflorescences and hash in the city, and definitely deserves the first place. It’s located in the heart of Barcelona, in a peaceful zone not too far from the beach and Montjuic. This Club is famous because it offers its members exceptional cannabis tastings and here you can find the best experts of marijuana in the city.
This Club basically offers everything you wish for, including a program of medical marijuana for the members. You can find it in the Horta zone, therefore an exclusive zone that is usually crowded with good people. Greenardo is popular for its Blue Zaffir variety that it has been able to produce for years. It’s among the 7 best cannabis Clubs of Barcelona and it deserves the second place not only for the products but also for the nice and looked after location. The members of this Club who use medical cannabis can obtain discounts and special treatment.
It’s not one of the historical places in Barcelona but in the past year it’s becoming more and more popular. It is famous also for the nights with Dabadoo, and it is among the most fervent Clubs in terms of organised events. NPK offers his members a great variety of products with the best productions from all over the world. The club keeps attracting more people because it is in a calm zone and it is far from chaos. The cherry on top is that is one of the few, or maybe the only place that has an outdoor private area given that most of the Clubs are indoor. It is a great occasion to smoke under the sun of Spain.
In this Club you can find a blend of cannabis and art. It is considered as one of the 7 best cannabis Clubs in Barcelona. It is also one of the few that produce its own cannabis, with the advantages that this can bring to the consumers. The first variety ever produced by them was called Choko, from which other excellent products such as Yuzu and Tao Pai Pai derived from. In this Club art is a constant, therefore they often offer exclusive art exhibitions, both bizarre and creative. There are many events such as after-parties of Spannabis and many private events.
It became popular as it’s seen as one of the most exclusive cannabis clubs of Barcelona. Many people remember that for some time they refused subscriptions from new members. HQ is famous also for being one of the best producers of Rosin in Spain and members are happy to find it in the Club. It’s located in a very elegant zone of the city called Eixample, and maybe this is also a reason why this place is full almost every night. At HQ you can find an excellent selection of products for all taste and this attracts a large amount of people. The production is great and it deserves being among the 7 best cannabis Clubs of Barcelona, so go there if you have the chance and you will realise by yourself.
It’s managed by a very successful group of young people who are directly linked to the documentary series StrainHunters. They also have a YouTube channel where it’s possible to see the adventures of these people looking for cannabis around the world. The place reflects indeed a mix of adventure and colonial style design, very nice and welcoming. This Club is at the end of the inferior part of Las Ramblas, close to the Columbus monument. Here, those who love cannabis can find their heaven given that StrainHunters is managed by the same group of Green House Seeds and you can find everything for your enjoyment and relax. For example, you can find the best Super Lemon Haze and Super Silver Haze, so maybe it deserved being more up in the ranking. However, among the 7 best cannabis Clubs of Barcelona it fits perfectly, considering that there are a total of 200. For the glutton ones, StrainHunters also offers small delicacies such as cannabis chocolate, many extracts and many other goodies.
- The Plug
Although it’s the last among the 7 best cannabis Clubs of Barcelona, this place is always full. The reason of their success lies behind their high quality products carefully controlled and selected. The Plug, among the other things offers a welcoming cafeteria in Amsterdam and it’s famous for its products also in the Netherlands. We are talking about a sort of extension in the Spanish land, where using the same Dutch formula is proving to be a winning strategy. Indeed, The Plug is rapidly gaining consent and is constantly growing, making us think that it will soon been the leader in the city. The Club is always well equipped and you can find tens of products, plus the place is nice and welcoming just as their personnel. There are always events where you can taste many products. When there are competitions such as the Spannabis, The Plug is always well present among the winners, which is a fact that proves the variety they offer and the quality of their products.
These are what we believe being the 7 best cannabis Clubs in Barcelona. Obviously the list is volatile, but this is how it is at the moment. This brief virtual tour could be useful when you decide to visit Barcelona, so you can use it as a reference, but definitely with almost 200 Clubs and a very promising market, this ranking could change in the next few months.
Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona: all you need to know
In this post we will go through the questions that many people ask when we talk about Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona. We will go through the most frequently asked questions that often don’t find clear and satisfying answers. In this article we will try to clarify some points by explaining where to consume cannabis, how to become a member and why.
-1 Will my data be shared with authorities by becoming a social club member?
No, clubs are private and they are not open to the public, therefore once you become a member your privacy will totally be protected. Your information will be private and won’t be shared with any authorities, so you won’t receive any communication whatsoever from us.
-2 What’s the minimum age to join a Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona?
In Barcelona, just like the rest of Spain, it’s allowed to become a member only to 21 years old people. However, some clubs can allow it even to 18 years old people, but this depends on the policy of each club.
-3 Is marijuana legal in Barcelona? Are clubs legally authorised?
To fully give you an aswer to this question we suggest to read a couple of articles that are more complete. You can find them here and here.
-4 How long is the club membership for?
Once you subscribe to any Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona, you will be able to gain access every time you want for an entire year. You pay the initial fee and you can renovate your subscription every year.
-5 Are there any limits on buying in the coffee shops in Barcelona?
Every club has its own policy, just like any person has different needs. Anyway, the usual average daily limit is 5g of cannabis for every member up until 100g a month. It’s important to keep in mind that these limits apply to all products and not to the single one, therefore the monthly 100g can also be made of many products. In any case we suggest asking about these details in the clubs so as to be sure about the quantity you can consume.
-6 Can I take the cannabis with me after I buy it at the club?
Spanish law allows cannabis consumption in the clubs, so when you are in you are protected and you are not breaking any law. However, it’s possible to take with you a small quantity of cannabis for personal use. We suggest carrying it in your underwear in case you get checked. Indeed, intimate parts are not being checked and the police needs to have a warrant in order to do so. Intimate parts are definitely the best place to keep a little bit of cannabis.
-7 Can you smoke marijuana in the streets or public places?
No, this is not allowed as you cannot smoke nor show cannabis in public or in the streets of Barcelona. You can find more information here.
-8 Can foreigners or tourists join a club?
Of course, Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona are open to everyone without any distinction. Read this article to know more.
-9 Which address should I use to subscribe?
There is no set rule and you can use any residential address for the subscription. However, some clubs do not allow using the address of hotels, hostels or holiday flats, in any other cases there is no problem.
-10 Where does the cannabis of coffee shops come from?
Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona are often the producers of the cannabis they offer. In other cases, clubs can count on partial production that is integrated with the one of other local producers. Instead, other clubs buy it illegally in the black market, therefore it is important which club you subscribe to!
-11 Are there specific conditions for a therapeutic cannabis consumer?
No, in Spain there are no programs dedicated to therapeutic cannabis, but there are movements that support it. This means that even if you show a doctor’s prescription you won’t get any discounts or favours.
-12 What happens if I consume weed in the streets of Barcelona?
As we already explained in point (7) it’s better not to do it, and if you get caught by the police we suggest saying that you bough cannabis from someone on Las Ramblas. At this point you will be asked at most to fill in your details and provide them to the police. You will get a fine sent to your address that many pay and others don’t.
-13 How long does my subscription at Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona last for?
As we mentioned in point (4) the subscription lasts for a year but keep in mind that some clubs require their members to be active. This means that if you join and you don’t consume cannabis as a member for at least 90 days, your subscription will become “inactive”. However, the renewal is always required at the expiration date.
-14 Why should I show my ID?
Just like many other institutions, clubs take into consideration every new member who joins because no clubs wants imposters or unpleasant people. For this reason it’s necessary to subscribe with a valid ID to protect the members also in the case of a check from the authorities. The clubs needs to be able to show that every single person in the club has subscribed and has provided documents.
-15 What type of cannabis and which products can I find in the clubs?
Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona are not all the same, therefore also the products differ. What you need to do is to gather information before you join, so that you know what you can find in the coffee shop. The point is that you cannot get in touch with the clubs to ask for information, the only way you can obtain it is by going in person. However you cannot know exactly whether a specific club has the cannabis you are looking for. You can find more information on this post.
-16 Can I work in any Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona?
The answer is obviously yes, the problem is that it will be quite hard to find a job. You need to know that once you leave your credential and contact, tens of others would have done before you. Another point that you should consider is that Spanish employers only hire local people and only very rarely people coming from other countries. However, if you are a resident, you hold a national ID and the NIE, you can apply with more chances of being hired. This means that you will be able to apply just like you would do for any other jobs.
-17 Can I join more than one club?
Yes, the majority of the members usually join other two or three clubs in Barcelona. There are no limits, you can subscribe to any clubs of the city without problems.
-18 Are the Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona safe?
Of course they are, in any clubs you are protected from any threats, including the ones coming from the police. Clubs are calm, reserved and safe places where even women, elderly people or disabled ones can find peace. In these cases we only suggest to consider the club accurately because they are not all the same. We advise to refrain from joining the ones that offer subscriptions for a low price. In these cases even the quality and the security will be low, therefore you could find a not-so-calm place that could be dirty and not so stocked.
-19 What’s the average price of cannabis?
This is a recurrent question, especially among the ones who have never been to a coffee shop in Barcelona. The answer varies because the price depends on preferences and budget. Also, there is a continuous tradeoff of products therefore it could be quite difficult to get a precise price. We suggest asking the club directly, but definitely if you find the right one, you will also get an interesting price.
-20 Where can I smoke marijuana in Barcelona?
Of course the best place to smoke weed is in the clubs, this for the above-mentioned reasons, so definitely the subscription is the best solutions. On this website you will find the list of the best clubs, selected and tested for you.
-21 As a member of a club can I take a guest with me?
No, this is not possible, as every customer in the club also needs to be a member, so your guest would need to join in order to gain access. Only members can enter the clubs otherwise this reality would become illegal. If you wish to take someone to the club with you, you would need to do it at a time when it’s possible to subscribe, a step needed to gain access. To do so, he will need to take hid ID and money for the subscription fee.
Until now we described the important things to keep in mind, for more information and details on Social Cannabis Clubs Barcelona, we suggest you to read our guide here.
Legal cannabis, Germany “torches” its dogma!
Things change and even the country where rules organically belong to its DNA is opening to legal cannabis. The news is recent and for some is one of the consequences of the “green” revolution that the world is leading. However, Germans already launched an important medical cannabis production already in 2017, and their goal is to become the leader in the market. One would think that due to the automobile crisis, they are aiming at legal cannabis as an alternative in the market. Anyway, if they decided to take an important step, maybe also ideological, it means that they hold important interest in the sector.
In fact, Germany could become one of the European and world-wide leaders in cannabis production also because they benefit from their economic resources. This will have a significant impact in Europe because it will start a systematic legalisation in many other European countries. Why? Well, who do you think they will export their products to if legal cannabis is not accepted in all the other countries? This means that soon both in Italy and the rest of Europe dogmas will fall down just like it is happening in Germany. We will experience a whole new world where this plant will be “freed” after a century of political and economical obscurantism. Clearly this is possible only because behind legal cannabis there is business, the one that of course enriches and improves the GDP. So let it be if it this business brings back a little bit of freedom so we can appreciate the properties of cannabis for the benefit of everyone.
From heavy industry to marijuana
Definitely this won’t be the economic future of Germany, at least not for the time being, given that BMWs are still selling well although less impressively. There in Berlin at the Bundestag people are not sitting back and they know that sooner or later will have to compete with Asians. In the automobile industry they have enjoyed incredible decades but the party is about to be over, also due to the economic crisis. For this reason Germany is opening to “green” businesses and to cannabis in particular, because as we know, it yields more than tomatoes. This fact does not exclude that in the future Germans will become the leaders in the legal cannabis sector, which entails both production and processing. Do you understand why they are so interested in cannabis? Well, because you can make tens of quality products, but also medical and therapeutic ones out of hemp.
We can be sure that Germans will do anything to grow this business and to do it, they will pressure other countries as well so that the market could standardise. In other words, they will do this so that the market could buy the marijuana products made in Germany. So, after having filled us with polluting cars, they will give us so much to smoke to improve our health, our wellness and for the sake of a totally green lifestyle. Right now, this theme is being discussed in Italy as well, maybe after an invitation coming from Berlin, however, what matters is putting bigotry aside, opening the minds, and above all, opening to legal cannabis. This step would bring us back to the past, when hemp was being used to create many products apart from being smoked. This plant can be found in nature just like rosemary and if Earth has given us such a gift, there must be a reason, therefore let’s reap its benefits.
The last wall in Germany is falling
They have been witch-hunting for 50 years in Germany and legislators have tried all they can to fight cannabis. They made mistakes and today they are the first to make up for this ideological and cultural delay. CDU, that is Merkel’s conservative party has always fought against any types of drugs including cannabis but today it has changed its mind. It’s time for a change and what follows is the fall of thousands of taboos that where only in the minds of those who were thinking by stereotypes and never by logic. Anyway, this is a good occasion for Germany given that legal cannabis will take the country to a new more open and tolerant social paradigm.
After all, post-war Germans have been mollified by the guilt of past generations. Now times are mature enough for a change in the mentality, given that a wall fell not even 30 years ago therefore now it’s time to break the one against cannabis. Two different changes that both explain the German modus operandi of “it’s never too late to change rules” and take advantage of them. Numbers are definitely more convincing than ideologies, and the forecasted income is 8 billion Euros within 5 or 6 years. This could explain the German U-turn that does not dislike money at all.
Why business doesn’t sleep
Those who know history know that cannabis was banned from businesses because it was out of control and everyone could harvest it, therefore it wasn’t a good thing. Today businesses are devoting themselves to legal cannabis, obviously produced industrially. This will certainly bring benefits for independent producers and small local businesses, but it is an unavoidable side effect. The colour of money is green and with cannabis this acquires even more authenticity, especially when entire governments take over to help human and economic progress, which is the main engine.
Definitely Germany will be the watershed that will open the doors to legal cannabis. It doesn’t matter that it does so for its own interests, what matters is that hopefully this will rehabilitate the plant and commercialise it as the miracle it’s always been. Hopefully discrimination and non-sense criminalisation against cannabis will come to and end and money will be made out of it. In the end every conquest does not come for free or is not granted, however this time we can be sure that everything will be alright and finally we will se the Chancellor smoking a little!
Therapeutic cannabis for cats and dogs, when and why using it
If you are wondering whether this is a joke we are going to tell you that it isn’t, instead, therapeutic cannabis for cats and dogs is a real thing. First of all, let’s go through an overview to see what we are talking about when we refer to therapeutic cannabis. In this case we talk about CBD oil, precisely an absolutely legal product that is practically innocuous. In fact, CBD oil for therapeutic use, in this case for our furry friends, doesn’t contain more than 0.3% of THC. Thus this is legal in Italy and other European countries where it is marketed without any problems. In other words, CBD is the acronym of cannabidiol, that is, one of the main components of hemp. This, opposite to tetrahydrocannabinol, has no psychoactive side effects.
Indeed, therapeutic cannabis for cats and dogs in the form of CBD oil, constitutes a good system to improve the relationship with pets. This is mainly because it can ease their discomfort, fears and stress. We should not forget that these are pets only because we choose them to be, but in reality their nature is different. Of course, before doing any experiment on animals, the positive effects of CBD oil have been tested on humans. For once we have been the guinea pigs for our pets and this aspect has its ethical-moral sides!
The CBD oil for dogs
The dog is our quintessential best friend, it has always been therefore we take good care of him and we make sure he’s got everything he needs. Therapeutic cannabis for cats, dogs and pets can help our furry friends in many ways. For example, have you ever thought how stressful loud music or fireworks can be for our dogs? Tolerating such levels of decibels for a dog means being scared, nervous and stressed. With CBD extract this fears can disappear or drastically improve.
Obviously we are not talking about “drugging” or sedating the dog so as not to make him “suffer” but simply helping him ease his tensions. Clearly with extracts and products of this type the problem is solved and this finding has already been proved, even if it is still on trial phase. In order to understand the phenomenon it’s important to know that dogs go haywire during noisy fireworks shows. Unfortunately, veterinary clinics go haywire as well, and problems increase as a consequence of fireworks or excessive party noises. Research in this field is still ongoing and it will still take some time before a final conclusion. However, so far proofs tell us that CBD oil can reduce the stress of our dogs, improving the quality of their lives. What’s certain is that CBD activates with the endocannabinoid system (ESC) without bonding with CB1 and CB2 receptors such as THC, and producing many positive effects for our pets.
When to use CBD oil for the cat
The cat isn’t an easy animal: we consider it as a pet but actually it isn’t even if more often than not we find it on our couch. The cat is an independent animal with a free spirit, even if sometimes there are exceptionally lazy cats that are not keen on “wild” life outside. Therapeutic cannabis for cats and dogs is obviously an option and represents a good method to make the cat less aggressive. This doesn’t mean changing his nature but simply easing his not-so-gentle feline side that is a trait that not all cats feature. Some cats are docile, lazy and inactive, while others are often a problem to keep calm, especially when they are at home.
Anyway, there are other important reasons why cannabis could be used, for example when cats suffer from anxiety, stress or inflammation. Another issue that could be eased is for example the lack of appetite, something that can be found in many domestic cats. These particular issues can be improved and in many cases solved with CBD oil. There are also other serious conditions such as arthritis, pancreatitis, asthma, or gastro-intestinal diseases and many cats get sick due to food, with consequences that can lead to very strong and agonizing pain. By using CBD oil this pain can be eased by ensuring a less painful and easier life to our cat.
Where can I find CBD oil and how to dose it
We finally reached the classic question that interests those who have reached this point while reading. The first thing that we suggest is to speak to your vet about this theme, as many specialists suggest this solution often. Therapeutic cannabis for cats and dogs is anyway easily available. Cannabis shops or stores that sell products from hemp usually also offer its extracts. Dosing depends on the size of the animal and ranges from 0,1 to 0,5 mg of CBD per kg of the animal.
Once you get the green light from the vet, unless he suggested this therapy first, you can feed the pet with the oil, while respecting the suggested dose and noting down any possible adverse reactions in the animal, especially during the first doses. If you don’t notice any unusual behaviour, then it means that the dog or cat tolerates it perfectly. At this point the journey will begin and it will significantly improve the quality of life of your pets and as a result your relationship with them. Of course we are talking about a careful and controlled dosage of cannabis-based quality products of quality.
To conclude, therapeutic cannabis for cats and dogs is an evolution that is in line with ethical and moral standards, and we will do a good thing for them and us by avoiding useless suffering for our pets and above all by solving their health problems!
The quality of marijuana, how to check
For now labels such as the ones used for other products (DOP or DOC) do not exist for describing the quality of marijuana, which however is important to know for consumers. No matter how strange it may sound, among the cannabis consumers there are people who demand with good reason the quality of the product. This is because of course marijuana is not the same everywhere and it varies depending on the type of plant, the country of origin, the climate etc. This creates differences that sometimes are quite substantial and that can be immediately be spotted by the habitual consumer. Below we will discover how to distinguish good from bad quality of marijuana.
Check the shape and the appearance
It is good practice to pay attention to what you are buying, therefore check that there are neither branches nor seeds coming with the marijuana. Apart from increasing its weight and automatically the cost, the quality of marijuana will definitely be low and the flavour will be pungent. Check that there are nice green flowers and that the colour tends to a greenish one rather than brown.
If the color is dark and towards brown, it means that the quality is bad. Check also the color of the crystals, that is, the parts where the THC is mostly concentrated: the more these are present the better the quality. Mind though that the crystals need to be opaque rather than transparent because otherwise it means that they are not completely developed and the quality will be lower.
The smell of quality marijuana is intense and you feel it very clearly. The stronger and more pleasant it is, the better the marijuana will be and more intense the pleasure in smoking it. You will perceive its quality even from your nose if you are an habitual consumer, and this makes it all easier.
If the smell is neither intense nor pleasant, close to the smell of grass or mould, please avoid it at all costs. It is definitely marijuana of the worst quality and won’t five any pleasure in smoking it. The bad smell indicates cheap production or bad drying; in any case it does not bring any quality.
Density and humidity
These are two methods that allow a good evaluation of the quality of marijuana. Its density, for example when you roll a joint, should not allow it to become too compact, otherwise it is difficult to smoke it. It has to be homogeneous without becoming a unique thing because otherwise it means that it hasn’t been dried or sieved well.
In terms of humidity, it’s important to pay attention because it is needed. However, a high level of humidity will significantly compromise the quality of marijuana and might mean that a part of it will go bad in a short time.
These are the main methods to assess the quality of marijuana, or at least they are the ones that you can use when you are buying it. In any case, they are easy and they give you the chance to assess the quality straight away, and with a little bit of care you will be able to buy and smoke only quality marijuana. This way you will avoid products with an awful taste and that do not bring any pleasure.
How to get rid of the smell of weed, the five easiest tricks
Imagine you are at home with friends smoking a nice joint and you have no idea how to get rid of its smell. This is a recurring situation, and whether you are with your friends or not, the smell is there after you smoke. For this reason it’s important to be ready and have good solutions at hand. Of course this is a problem only if you live with parents who don’t exactly share the same lifestyle. Anyway, even if you take a break when no one is at home you need to know how to get rid of the smell of weed.
There are simple solutions that you can choose and most of the times they are small tricks that remove the smell from the room. Of course, needless to say, the first thing is opening the windows to let some air in. However this solution solves the problem only partially.
Let’s see how to deal with the issue.
- Spiritual solution…
Have some incense at hand, those that make your lungs numb and give a nice olfactory pleasure. Incense has a strong scent able to cover many types of smell, even the toughest ones. Your mum will be pleasantly impressed and will definitely ask you the reason for the incense. At that point talk about meditation and that will do.
- Cinema solution…
Maybe you smoke a joint while watching a movie and having some popcorns. Popcorns have a particular smell when cooked, strong enough to cover the smell of weed. Maybe try to burn a small portion so that the smell will cover even more. Of course have a beer with them!
- Caffeine solution…
The smell of coffee is simply heavenly: it charms and drags you, and above all is able to remove the smell of weed in a very pleasant way. In this case use the moka, the classic espresso coffee machine and make some good coffee. The smell will mix with the one of weed. Besides this, buy some ground coffee or coffee beans and toast them in a pan. The smell will completely cover the one of weed.
- Vinegar solution…
We know that vinegar is an effective smell-catcher, in fact it is placed in the fridge being off to remove bad smell. To remove the smell of weed, putting it in a glass and waiting for the smell to go away is not enough, therefore put it in a pan and warm it up. The steam will create a strong sour smell that in few seconds will remove any other smell or scent. The problem will be justifying it at home.
- Perfumed solution…
Definitely this is the least demanding solution: using an air freshener or spraying perfume at home in large quantities. It is a good solution but it has its downsides because you need to spray a lot and it is not sure that it will remove the smell of weed completely. Even more, we are talking about chemicals so be careful not to abuse.
So, these are some of the solutions to remove the smell of weed from your house, but among all of them we would suggest to go for the incense one. Yes, it’s a little “zen” but it does the trick.
Let us know which methods you use apart from these ones.