Cannabis Regulation in Europe: Country Report Spain

27 March 2019
Report

Produced as part of a the "New Approaches in Harm Reduction Policies and Practices" project, this Country Report seeks to understand the drivers of Spanish cannabis policy today, and the possibilities for its future.

Cannabis has a long history in Spain, and laws have traditionally focused on controlling trafficking, not use. In this context, Cannabis Social Clubs emerged, leading municipalities and regions to try to manage and regulate their activities. However today cannabis use, and CSCs in particular, are increasingly at the centre of power struggles between different political and judicial forces.