the olive press
Spain's best English daily news website
Friday, December 19, 2014
Subscribe: RSS or Email

Government halts plans to grow marijuana in Catalunya

PUBLISHED: June 7, 2013 at 12:51 pm  •  LAST EDITED: June 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm
Lead2, National News  •  1 Comments

Government halts plans to grow marijuana in Catalunya

• A local Rasquera resident wears a shirt promoting the plans

Do you have news for us?
Click to contact the newsdesk!

CENTRAL government has crushed plans a Catalan town hall had to raise money by selling ‘therapeutic marijuana’.

A court ruled that Rasquera town hall’s proposal to allow a pro-cannabis association to grow the plant before selling it on to its members was ‘not in the public interest’.

Initially approved by the town hall in February of last year, the plan would allow the cash-strapped government to take a cut from both the sales and the land fees the plant would have been grown on.

However, Judge Rosa María Muñoz said in her ruling: “Economic interest or the serious economic situation of a town hall does not come within the concept of public interest.”

Rasquera Mayor Bernat Pellisa said the town hall would appeal the decision at the Catalan High Court.

Did you like this? Share it:

Reader Comments »


June 7th, 2013 5:03 pm

An earlier piece in the O.P. stated that “medicinal” cannabis was about to be given the green light in Spain. (For relief of M.S.) Somebody somewhere has to grow the weed in order to manufacture the tincture from it. Can’t believe Spain, with its climate, is going to import the stuff?
Patients in U.K. are already being prescribed “Sativex” a tincture of alcohol and cannabis, which is a spray, administered under the tongue. Rumour has it that there is a secret plantation in Kent, where the herb is sourced. It was formerly imported from Canada at huge cost.
For goodness sake, give ‘em pot, not politics.

The views expressed in the comments above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Olive Press.

Messages will be moderated or deleted if they:
• Are considered likely to disrupt, provoke, attack or offend others
• Are racist, sexist, homophobic, sexually explicit, abusive or otherwise objectionable
• Contain swear words or other language likely to offend
• Break the law or condone or encourage unlawful activity. This includes breach of copyright, defamation and contempt of court
• Advertise products or services for profit or gain
• Are seen to impersonate someone else
• Include contact details such as phone numbers, postal or email addresses
• Describe or encourage activities which could endanger the safety or well-being of others
• If you have a complaint about a comment please email [email protected]

 Back to the Top

Read Our Latest Print Edition »

Read More Olive Press Back Issues Online »