Contrary to what most people think, cannabis is not legal in Barcelona. Even though the substance itself is ilegal, you can acquire, possess and consume cannabis at a privacy of your home or a private social club. The transportation, possession and consumption of cannabis in a public area is ilegal; nevertheless, it is not a crime. It’s just a ‘civil fault’ penalised with a fine of around €800. If the quantity is smaller than two grams, most likely you wont be fined. However, if you are caught sharing, facilitating or buying cannabis for a third party, a friend or even a family member, you could be charged as a drug dealer, and if the third party is underaged (younger than 18 years of age) you could be sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Therefore, there are only two legal ways of getting and smoking cannabis in Barcelona: