Cannabis Smokers’ Clubs Make Barcelona New Amsterdam

Barcelona's city hall has imposed a moratorium on associations opening premises for smoking the drug and regional authorities also want new rules on cannabis.

SPAIN:  A FAINT smell of cannabis smoke hangs in the air as Susana relaxes on the sofa with her mother Juana and lights up a joint.

Welcome to Pachamama — one of the hundreds of cannabis clubs that are making Barcelona rival Amsterdam as a smoker’s haven.

With shelves full of books and board games the place could be someone’s sitting room, but for a hookah pipe and photographs of hemp plants like the ones the club grows.

Smokers’ groups say some 700 such associations have sprung up in Spain due to a legal loophole.

 

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