Coronavirus protocols at coffeeshops in Amsterdam vary significantly from one shop to the next, with rigid enforcement of stringent practices in one cannabis shop, and virtually no protocols at another. Official policy in Amsterdam is somewhat loosely enforced, and it is precisely this that has led to the inconsistent COVID-19 practices at cannabis coffeeshops throughout this ancient Dutch city. If you plan to visit coffeeshops in Amsterdam during the pandemic, this article details exactly what you can expect; the unexpected.
Is marijuana legal in Spain? It’s not easy to tell, but the short answer is yes – marijuana is legal in Spain– but only under specific conditions. Because of lenient privacy laws, marijuana is legal in all of Spain for personal consumption. While the acquisition and consumption of cannabis pose different and somewhat complicated scenarios for the average consumer, the uncomplicated response to “is marijuana legal in Spain?” is yes, but only in private.
Coronavirus protocols at Barcelona cannabis clubs are similar to many other businesses in Spain that have reopened since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Notwithstanding the fact that these and other establishments may be shut down once again as the projected second and third waves of the virus gather strength, protocols currently in place at cannabis clubs in Barcelona include the use of masks, hand washing, social distancing, reduced hours, limited stays/visits or take-out only, and other easy-to-follow guidelines as discussed below.
The COVID-19 lockdown in Spain is finally easing, with cannabis clubs in Barcelona, Madrid, and other cities re-opening under a controlled, phased plan. This comes as a sorely needed reprieve after Spain cutoff medical and recreational cannabis users for months during the pandemic by declaring cannabis non-essential. However, authorities deemed alcohol and tobacco essential, setting off a row between cannabis supporters and central and local governments. Fortunately, as of today, members of social clubs in Spain can now safely access […]
Spanish Authorities deem Tobacco Essential, Cannabis Non-essential BARCELONA, Spain – Patients blocked from acquiring medical marijuana during Spain’s strict COVID-19 lockdown are increasingly resorting to the black market, while tobacco shops and liquor stores have been deemed essential and allowed to remain open. This discrimination is especially poignant in Barcelona, where more than 300 cannabis clubs have been shuttered, leaving thousands of medical users to suffer from their conditions without relief. In Barcelona’s quiet residential district of Horta, the president […]
The politically-mandated shrouds of secrecy that surround private cannabis social clubs in Barcelona can sometimes cause people to question just how safe these smoker’s clubs really are. With hundreds of cannabis clubs in Barcelona – some registered and some not – the city is host to many of the best social clubs in the world, and to some of the worst. However, in general, even the low-quality, touristy cannabis clubs in Barcelona are safe, but in this article, I’ll detail […]
This list of the top 13 restaurants for stoners in Barcelona takes into account the significant flavor and aroma changes that occur in people after consumption of cannabis. These Barcelona restaurants are well-suited to cannabis connoisseurs, who perceive things differently than the average diner. Restaurants are selected based on my 7 years of living in Barcelona and working with thousands of people in the cannabis industry, and is arranged by neighborhood and type of establishment; there’s something for every stoner […]
The Top 8 Night Clubs in Barcelona offer more action and nightlife than all of the city’s cannabis social clubs combined. For marijuana connoisseurs looking for some excitement after the cannabis clubs close around 12 AM or earlier, the following 8-night clubs in Barcelona offer dancing, fine dining, drinks, world-class DJs, costume and other parties and events, gorgeous environments, reasonable security, and partying with beautiful people until the sun comes up. #1: Sala Apollo With the best review ratings of […]
Understanding cannabis laws in Madrid can mean the difference between enjoying Spain’s capital city peacefully, or getting ticketed, fined, harassed, arrested, or robbed. While the cannabis laws in Madrid are liberal compared to major cities in most other countries, the following are 8 things you should know before you light up en la ciudad de Madrid. 1. Spain has Never Criminalized Personal Possession of Marijuana While there are no specific laws that make cannabis legal in Madrid, there is a […]