First published: 10 January 2013 – Updated: May 2017
Legislation on consumption and possession of drugs
In Spain the competence on drug policy is distributed between the regional and the national authorities. There are 17 different regions, some of them have more progressive policies than others.
Cultivation of cannabis is only considered a crime when it is considered to be for the purpose of trafficking.
Medical use of cannabis is being processed in the Senate.
Consumption of any drug is not sanctioned by law, only consumption and the possession in public can be sanctioned with an administrative sanction.
Cannabis Social Clubs
There are approx. 1000 Cannabis Social Clubs, whose members can have access to cannabis in an aloof way, many times even paying taxes on the activity.
There are user rooms in the whole country, specially in big conurbations.
Main political parties for the European Elections
Main political parties with representation in the European Parliament (2014 Elections)
- Izquierda Plural (IU-ICV-EUIA-BA)
- Podemos -* Coalición por Europa (CiU, PNV, CC and others)
- UPyD -* Europa de los Pueblos (ERC, BNG, EA and others)
Position on drug policy reform
PSOE: individual members have declared to be in favour of decriminalisation.
Podemos includes in his general electoral program that they want to regulate the cannabis in the users frame to decriminalize the possession and to regulate the CSC.
Izquerida Unida included in its election programme the legalisation of cannabis and the depenalisation of other drugs. ICV – EuiA and ERC are in favour of regulation of CSC’s.
Ciudadanos wants to legalize cannabis in a commercial way.