Contrary to popular belief, cannabis is not legal in Barcelona. Even though the substance itself is illegal, you can still acquire, possess and consume cannabis at the privacy of your home or a private social club. The transportation, possession and consumption of cannabis in a public area is illegal; 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 won‘ t 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: