Trouble with Police in Barcelona
Cannabis is legal only inside the club – the possession of cannabis on the street is penalized with a fine of around €500. It is NOT A CRIME unless you are caught sharing it among friends in public.
If the police catches your weed – You have the right to remain silent and you DON’T NEED TO SIGN any document they ask you to sign. You can tell them: “I respect and value your work. I’m trully sorry, but I rather remain silent, so please do what you have to do.” Feel free to repeat the same sentence to anything he says.
What can you do with the fine – Spain doesn’t have international treaties with other countries to prosecute cannabis-related fines. Some people may choose to leave the country without paying the fine. No one has even been stopped at the airport for a cannabis related fine.
How can you make things worse – If you tell the police you BOUGHT the weed at a cannabis club on behalf of someone else, you may be charged with drug trafficking. You may also make things worse by signing any document the police ask you to sign.
Don’t trade money on the street – If police catches you exchanging cash and marijuana among friends, you may be charged with drug trafficking. This crime is penalised with 1-2 years in jail plus a heavy fine.