BARCELONA’S pot party could be over as the government sets a one-year moratorium on opening new cannabis clubs in the city.
For the 160 clubs that already exist, they will be allowed to continue operation, exploiting a legal grey area where marijuana growth and consumption are legal in private.
The moratorium follows the closure of a club in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district for allegedly selling to tourists when they were meant to be distributing only to dues-paying members.
Government officials are using this time to reassess its stance on these new businesses, taking into account important issues like their proximity to schools.
This recent fad in legal marijuana has reached across the whole nation, with clubs cropping up in Malaga, Granada, and other tourist destinations in Andalucia.