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How to Get Marijuana in Barcelona Spain

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If you’re looking to get marijuana in Barcelona, Spain you’ve come to the right place. Since writing this post in the fall of 2013 [UPDATED FOR  2018; Membership is available at the link below in this article] I’ve developed a number of great relationships with founding members of some of the best cannabis clubs in Barcelona, and I may be able to help you get weed in Barcelona.  Sharing this experience with other people is awesome and I love to do it, so don’t be afraid to hit me up.  Just remember that it is still illegal to smoke pot in public in Spain; you may only do so in the privacy of your home or a private club.  For more information, please read my post 10 Things You Need to Know About Barcelona Cannabis Clubs


(This is a preliminary application process valid as of June 2018; not all who apply will qualify for membership based on Spanish law and club policy. Application for membership is general and is not necessarily applied to any particular club unless the applicant fully qualifies.)

How to get marijuana in Barcelona Spain - the weed tray at Betty BoopNow here’s the original full post from 2013:

Need to know how to get marijuana in Barcelona, Spain? I did too, until about a week ago when I moved to Barceloneta; a Barrio of Barcelona. I smoke pot several times a day, so when I moved here I did tons of research about how to get marijuana in Barcelona, and none of what I found turned out to be entirely true. Thankfully, I’m sitting here right now with three types of badass weed and a huge hash turd, and if you can make your way through this post I’ll tell you exactly how you can get marijuana in Barcelona safely.

Today is Sunday, the 6th of October, 2013. 6 days ago I flew here from Dusseldorf after cycling through the Netherlands and Germany. Our original intention was to cycle all the way to Barcelona, but as we approached Koln the roads became a little too dangerous for our liking, so we wrapped the bikes up and flew the rest of the way here.

We arrived in Barcelona in the early evening on Monday. By the time we got through baggage claim and made our way to the hotel, itMarijuana in Barcelona - Grapefruit Strain was late so we just went to bed. I had purchased a ton of weed and hash in Amsterdam, and then some more in Arnhem to be sure I had enough once I got here being that I couldn’t really confirm the way they play marijuana games here.

I Had to Ditch All My Weed in Order to Fly

This sucked, because I had to leave all of that behind in Dusseldorf. We smoked just before leaving for the airport and then dumped about 6 types of weed and several types of hash in the bushes in a waterproof bag for some lucky person to find some day. There was probably about 300 Euro worth of stuff in that bag, but I wasn’t about to chance getting caught with any of it while flying from Germany to Spain.

Anyway, the point is that the first night in our hotel we were dry and too tired to make an attempt to find something. But the next day we went to look at an apartment and spent much of the morning and afternoon with the taxi driver riding in circles after we gave him bad directions. Thankfully he called our liaison and got us situated, and he seemed to be a pretty cool guy.

His name was Antonio and he didn’t speak any English, so it wasn’t easy to have complete conversations, but eventually he agreed to find some marijuana for us. I paid to have him wait while we viewed an apartment, then he brought us back to the hotel. He said he could get about 5 grams for 50 Euro. He’d take the money and come back in 20 minutes.

Normally I would have said no thanks to that, but I liked this guy and he seemed legit. It was worth a 50 Euro chance.

Sure enough, he came back exactly twenty minutes later and gave me a package about the size of my thumb from the knuckle up. It was dark brown and looked like the tip of a cigar. It was wrapped up pretty tightly so I waited until I got back to my room to open it.

At first I was worried that the guy had just gone and gotten me some cocaine, but that wasn’t in the package when I unwrapped it. Of course, there wasn’t any marijuana in there either.

It was Actually Some Pretty Sweet Hash

It was a massive chunk of hash, and it was quite fresh. We rejoiced in the hotel room and filled the warm air with some mellow smoke.

But over the next few days that hash wore me down. It irritated my throat and dehydrated me, so I started looking for some green bud.

I had met another taxi driver named Alberto who had told me about marijuana clubs in Barcelona. He had volunteered to sponsor me, but then balked at the last minute. So I did some research and it turns out that you can get a membership in a private cannabis club in Barcelona. The fees are generally 20 Euro per year plus whatever pot you buy, and many of these weed clubs have oils, extracts and marijuana edibles available as well.  I found a sponsor and off I went.

Getting Registered at a Cannabis Club in Barcelona

The club needed my passport and legal address in Barcelona in addition to a 20 Euro fee. I gathered these items and got on my bike. It was a crazy ride there as the club was across the city and there was no easy way to get there. When I was getting close I asked this adorable little Spanish cop where the street was, and she surprised me by pulling out a comprehensive street book. She asked me what number and then told me exactly how to get there. But it still wasn’t easy.

The club was the Betty Boop club located on Carrer Maria Cubi. Interestingly, the numbers on the opposite side of the street were odd and went down in sequence. The numbers on the club side were even and went up. It took me a couple of minutes to wrap my head around that.

Anyway, when I got to the club I buzzed at the main entrance and was admitted to a reception booth. A flirty little guy from ScotlandCannabis Club in Barcelona ID Card for Betty Boop was there and he had me fill out a form on an ipad or something. (Never used one, could have been a tablet of some sort, IDFK) He made a copy of my passport, took my 20 Euros and issued me a registration card. Then he buzzed me through to the interior of the club.

There was a short hallway that opened into a long traditional bar. Various beers were for sale as well as coffee, tea and snacks. At the end of the bar was a compartmentalized box with a dozen or so different types of marijuana in it.

The bartender was friendly and pleasant to look at; from Barcelona, she welcomed me warmly and said I had made a good choice moving here. I agreed.

We hunched over the box together and she made some suggestions. I settled on three different types; 2 Sativas; Acapulco Gold & Grapefruit, and 1 Indica. The Indica was a local strain called Juanita.

I got a couple of grams of each and took them into the next room, which was a monstrous lounge with wall-to-wall couches and hassocks all the way around. There were two guys in the front and two guys in the rear (lol), so I found a place off to the side by myself.

I had ridden my bike pretty hard to get there and it was a hot day. Not only that but the club itself was a little stuffy and very hot. I was sweating profusely and probably looked like a freak, but I didn’t really give a shit. I crammed my new pipe full of the Grapefruit and took a few puffs. It was beautiful; light and airy, a little fluffy and indeed it left a slightly fruity but bitter aftertaste that was vaguely reminiscent of grapefruit.

It did the trick. I leisurely smoked the entire bowl while I tried to cool down. When I finally left and hopped on my bike, I was severely pie-eyed and had to take things a little slower than usual.

The Juanita (which went fast and was gone before I thought to take pictures of it) was good but unremarkable, really. I hate to say that as I love this city so far and don’t want to insult the locals, but that was my impression of this weed. However, I will say that it smokes easy. If you have a cold, a sensitive throat or just want something really mellow to smoke, then Juanita makes a good choice. But if you’re looking for an intense and memorable high, it might not be a good choice for experienced connoisseurs.

Pot in Barcelona - Acapulco Gold strainThe Acapulco Gold I bought mainly because it’s a very old strain and I could not remember if I had ever tried it before. I’m certain I must have at some point in the 22 years I’ve been smoking, but I couldn’t think of anything specific. I’m glad I chose this legendary strain and it lived up to its reputation. It smokes pretty easy, has a chocolaty flavor and gives you a nice body buzz. However, it’s also a buzz that you feel up top, so you get the best of both worlds. I’ll probably get this again after I review a few more strains.

But the Grapefruit took the cake. Mmm mmm! That’s good stuff.


(This is a preliminary application process valid as of June 2018; not all who apply will qualify for membership based on Spanish law and club policy. Application for membership is general and is not necessarily applied to any particular club unless the applicant fully qualifies.)

Interestingly, Betty Boop did not have any White Widow. Virtually every coffeeshop I’ve ever been to has had that strain, so I hope to find it here at another shop some day.

So if you’re looking for marijuana in Barcelona, you can get it safely, legally and at a reasonable price. I paid 50 Euro for those three strains, and I got 2 grams of each. I’m good with that.

Russ Hudson
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357 thoughts on “How to Get Marijuana in Barcelona Spain

  1. Hey Russ.
    I’m coming to Barcelona for a long weekend on Friday with my girlfriend.
    Looking to join a club and hoping you can help.


  2. Hey there Russ, managed to find this page thanks to a redditor. I’m here in Barcelona for about 4 months and while people have been suggesting I troll the beaches for guys with rasta hats I’m much more interested in looking into the clubs. I hope I’m not too presumptuous, but I’ll go ahead and email you since that seems to be the easiest form of contact for you. Thanks for being a great guy and I hope you’re hiking expedition was incredible!

  3. Hi Russ,

    Great article. Myself and 6 friends are coming to Barcelona for one last hurrah before we all go our separate ways in life with family work etc. We have enjoyed smoking for a number of years but there was no accommodation at such late notice at out original choice of Amsterdam when we were recommended Barcelona as a better choice. Having read your article this seems so! We will be arriving 12/09/14 to 14/09/14. Can you help or give any guidance?

    Thanks Lawrence

  4. hey Russ, tomorrow i’ll be in Barcelona, i need your guidance and sponsorship for me to join one of clubs. Could you please help me?

  5. Hi Russ! Hey man, this article is just perfect!! EXACTLY the kind of info I was looking for !! priceless!
    Ill be in BCN this Sunday for 4 days (staying in El Ravel) and I would love getting some good weed. Do you think you could “sponsor” me to one of these clubs?
    Cheers man !!

  6. hi Russ, tomorrow at 11 pm i will be there from greece! We are planning to visit rototom festival so we want some weed as regular smokers 🙂 May you help us with some advices..

  7. Hey russ , i read your email but found it a bit too late. I came to barcelona this monday with my girlfriend but like you i had to fly and couldn’t bring my sfuff with me. Is it possible to buy as a tourist? We will be staying till the end of the week and wanted to have some fun. If it’s possible hit me up with an email. Great article , keep up the GOOD fight!:

  8. Hi Russ,

    I’ve just send you an e-mail. I’m in Barcelona right now and I would love to join the club.
    Could you pls help? 🙂


  9. Hi Russ, I’m also planning to come out on the 8th of September and your help would be very much appreciated! I read what you said to Anissa so I will email you shortly before I come, just thought I would give you a heads up! If you need to ask me anything drop me an email.

    Pete 🙂

  10. Hi Russ, great article; thanks for all the info and offering to sponsor people.

    I am from the UK and travelling to Barcelona to celebrate my 30th on 8th September.

    As a regular cannabis smoker, I would be interested in becoming a member of a club in Barcelona. Would you possibly be abe to assist with the sponsorship please?

    Many thanks, Anissa

  11. Hi Russ, I recently moved to Barcelona and I would like to join a club . I wrote to you an email just now, please let me know!

  12. Hi Russ I am from England and coming over to Barcelona on the 12th of this month for 10 days and staying in a hotel called Samba in Lioret De Mar, I would be very great full if u could help me get a membership card or a pass or do u think that there will be a problem? Thank u for your help.

  13. Hello Russ I’m from California just landed to Barcelona need my medication .. I have my medical prescription card will like to become a member . Thank you

  14. Hey!

    I’m from sweden and going to Barcelona for a week Aug 5th with my friends.
    If we need it, could you help us get a membership in a club? Or is it possible without a recomendation?

    1. Hi Jacob; No it is not possible without a recommendation; that is the entire premise of the clubs; they must be private in order to exist and require current members to sponsor new members. I may be able to sponsor you, but you will need to meet certain conditions in order for me to do so. It’s best to discuss via email: Peace -Russ

  15. Hey Russ! I’ve been reading you articles and doing some research of cannabis clubs, because i’m going in September to BCN.
    I’m from Argentina and here we do not have so many varieties of weed, so i would like to try some new stuff.
    I’m travelling in September to BCN, and will email you when i’m there cause i’m very attracted to the idea of visiting a club and becoming a member of it.
    Here in Argentina we don’t have these clubs, and it seems really good to have a place where you can smoke and relax as if you where in your own home.
    I wont try to get some weed in The Ramblas , wont even take the risk, becoming a member of a club seems much more safe and it sounds like a good place to make some new friends!
    I will email you as soon as I arrive.
    Hope hearing from you soon!

  16. Hey Russ me and my boyfriend are hitting up Barcelona for a couple of days. Wanted to know how we could get some good stuff. If it helps he lived in Spain for 5 years?

  17. Im in barcelona for 4 days and would love to pick up a couple of grams, is there any way i could get some without having to join a club? Thanks! 🙂

      1. Hi Russ, thanks for the reply! Obviously i dont want to risk getting robbed, stabbed, or arrested 🙂 its not that i dont want to use a club, but i dont have a permanent address here and im only here for 4 days and would assume therefore that i dont meet the criteria to join a club, was just wondering if there was any advice you could give me, thanks again 🙂

  18. Hey I have just found out about the great cannibus clubs that the city has to offer. Can you hook us up with some information regarding clubs that would be open tonight? Thanks dude

    1. Hi Ed; Well, most clubs are open tonight. If you are a member or have someone to sponsor you, then it shouldn’t be a problem. Some clubs close at 22:00, but some stay open until 01:00 or even 02:00. It really depends on the club. Peace -Russ

  19. Hey, Russ. Me and my roommate are flying from A’dam to BCN in 2 days for a road trip starting from there. My former roommate told me that there is a place where you can buy legally weed in the center of BCN.We would love to buy some grams for the road. Can you help us out? Thanks

  20. Hey, Russ. Thanks for all those articles you wrote. Very interesting and informative 😉 I’m coming from Moscow to study in Barcelona for 3 months and I would really love to experience these Cannabis clubs. I’m wondering if u could help me with the sponsorship to the nearest club in my area. That would be great! Nathalie

    1. Privet, Nathalie! Congratulations on your upcoming move to Barcelona! Москва is great, but in my not-so-humble opinion, Barcelona is even better! ;-P I will be happy to try to help you when you arrive in BCN, but it’s easier if you send me an email at to discuss. See you there! Peace

  21. Hey Russ I just read this thing about a place called la hacienda in Barcelona. Do you know anything about this place? And I’m visiting Barcelona in a few weeks do you think I will need to register or something or can I just walk in and buy some
    Weed just like that

  22. Just arrived into Barcelona from Arles and would like to check this place out. Please help to refer me to the club. Thanks!

  23. Hey man I’m keen as to check this place out!
    On holiday from Nz staying in an apartment.
    Smoke 3 times a day normally and would like some really nice smoke and to just see what these places are like!

  24. Hello Russ. I just googled how to find weed in spain and found this post. Im glad its semi legal here.
    I just came from berlin and also had to leave my weed there. I’m staying in Barcelona for 8 days. Is it possible to become a member if I am a visitor? Would appreciate your help

    1. Hi Zaid; welcome to Barcelona! It sucks leaving your medicine behind, right? We can talk about it via email, I will send you a message now. Peace -Russ

  25. Hello Russ.
    I’m Eirik, from Norway, Im flying to BCN 16 July. My plan is to do the camino do Santiago, the northern route by bike. I remember last time I did the camino, it was really dry with weed only hasj.I would really appreciate you helping me becoming a member.

    Hope to hear from you soon


    1. Hi Eirik;

      Cool! Just out of curiosity, did you find my site via the CaminoDeSantiago forum? Anyway, there is a lot going on in Barcelona right now! You can check out the article I just published today on the blog, but for easier communication, you should just email me at Peace -Russ

      1. Hi again Russ.
        Thanks for quick reply:) I’ll Def send you that email a few days before I arrive. Right?

        When it comes your site and the camino.
        I searched more specific:p

        Tnx again

  26. I would just like to get a hook up. I’ll be traveling to Barcelona on vacation tomorrow and I’m looking for some dank bud. Can you help me out?

    1. No. You need to read the materials on this site more; that’s not something that I would ever do for anyone, especially not a stranger who can’t be bothered to use salutations or even say thanks. Don’t write to me asking me to get you weed – that’s fucked up.

  27. Hey Russ, I’m in Barcelona for the next month or so. I’ve read a bunch of stuff and understand everything I just want to join a club now. Could you help me with that?

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