While cannabis is not technically legal in Spain, the local authorities have a lax attitude towards it, which has led to many private cannabis clubs across the southern part of the country. These clubs closely resemble the earliest cannabis collectives in California prior to legalization.
So, where are the best cannabis clubs in Valencia? These five cannabis clubs are some of the top-quality ones you’ll find:
– SOLO Asociacion Cultural
– Kritical Cannabis Club
– Next Level Club
– Riff Club
– Asociacion THC Valencia
Private cannabis clubs in Valencia can be a great way to indulge in Spain’s burgeoning cannabis culture, but you’ll need to know what to expect in advance.
While many of these private cannabis clubs are invested in their privacy, making public information on them sparse, read on to find out basic contact information and directions to some of Valencia’s best private cannabis clubs.
Private Cannabis Clubs in Spain—What Are They and How Do They Work?
Unlike the full-blown commercialization of cannabis culture seen in North America, Spain instead features cannabis social clubs (CSCs), which are private organizations that grow cannabis as a non-profit collective and distribute it only to registered members.
Since there is no motivation within a private cannabis club to turn a profit, increase the number of people smoking cannabis, or initiate new users into these clubs, CSCs are Spain’s answer to a weird legal gray area where cannabis is still illegal in the country but decriminalized.
Because these clubs are not technically legal, however, finding your way into one of them
can be a bit of a quest. So you’ll need to do a little preparation ahead of time if you plan on visiting one.
The members that run these clubs tend to be very discreet, especially in the face of increased police crackdowns, and chances are you will not be permitted if you simply walk up to a cannabis club, especially if you are a non-Spanish speaker.
How to Get into a Cannabis Club in Valencia
The easiest way to get into a cannabis club in Valencia is to be a resident of the city, but if you’re a visiting tourist, you can still manage to get in. Many of these clubs, while offering only vague or even inaccurate addresses for their physical locations, respond well to either phone or email.
The best way to gain access to a cannabis club while visiting Valencia is to pick out a cannabis club you’re interested in, make sure you meet the requirements (many have strict age requirements, and some require you to be a resident), and send them an email.
Through email contact, you can usually get much more detailed information about the cannabis club you’re interested in, and through email, a member can often offer an endorsement, set up an appointment for you to visit, or facilitate registration in other ways.
Tips for Visiting a Cannabis Club in Valencia
When visiting a cannabis club in Valencia, you will often be asked for your Spanish address (this can be a hotel address or a similar temporary location) and your identification.
Once your ID and age are verified, you can then purchase an annual registration to the cannabis club that will cover your entry any time you want to enter the club for up to twelve months. However, note that this fee does not cover the cost of the cannabis you get.
Do not use the words “purchase” or “buy” in reference to obtaining cannabis in a CSC, as most clubs have strict rules against this kind of language to prevent accusations of drug trafficking, and to maintain a non-profit status.
Also note that it is typically forbidden to carry any cannabis out of the club with you when you leave, so it isn’t recommended to buy more than you can smoke in a sitting. However, that probably hasn’t stopped many a stoner from trying to sneak some out at their own risk.
Best Cannabis Clubs in Valencia
Below are some of the best cannabis social clubs in Valencia. While not all of these clubs are available to tourists, most of them will accept tourism as long as prior conditions are met, and the tourists in question are discreet in their behavior.
The best option to contact these clubs for further information is to send an email. This can let each individual social club explain its specific rules in more detail since most of this information is private and not public.
Be sure if you visit any of these cannabis clubs that you bring your photo ID, your money for purchasing both registration and cannabis, and a gracious, adventurous attitude.
Knowing the Spanish language is also a plus, as some of these clubs feature native Spanish speakers only, and having a budkeep who knows your language is not a guarantee. Since these clubs can vary in friendliness to tourism, fluid communication can be the key to getting in.
SOHO Asociacion Cultural
Address: Carrer del Túria, 46008 València, Spain
Phone Number: +34 612245515
Hours: 4PM – 11PM, Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays)
Notes: Features security, handicap accessibility; ages 21 and up. Professional, friendly staff. Email ahead for your registration appointment.
Address: The address provided online is deliberately inaccurate for the purposes of discretion, email members for the real address
Phone: N/A (email only)
Hours: 1PM to 9PM, 7 days a week
Notes: Entry to this cannabis club is restricted to appointments only, so email ahead. In order to register and gain access to this club, you must be endorsed by a current member of the organization. This cannabis club is handicap accessible and features security. Ages 21 and up.
Address: Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana ES 46006
Phone: +34 961917724
Hours: 6PM to 10PM, 7 days a week
Notes: Entry to this cannabis club is restricted to endorsement by a current member, so if you are a tourist call ahead and ask about requirements for entry. Handicap accessible; ages 21 and up. It is easy to get an invite via email. Very friendly and charming staff, but native speakers (no English).
Address: Carrer de Salvador Giner, 10Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana ES 46003
Phone: N/A (email only)
Hours: 4PM – 9PM Monday through Thursday and Saturday; 4PM – 12AM Friday; closed Sundays
Notes: Entry to this cannabis club is (like many others) restricted to endorsement by a current member, so the best bet with this club is to email for more information to get your foot in the door. Good price to weight ratio, friendly helpful staff. Clean club with good bud.
Address: ASPAYM Comunidad Valenciana, Carrer de les Fraules, 10, 46020 Valencia, Spain
Phone: +34 963278654
Hours: 11AM – 10PM, 7 days a week
Notes: Entry to this cannabis club is restricted to residents of Valencia only, which makes it a no go for tourists but a good choice for locals. This club is one of the oldest running cannabis clubs in Valencia, which means getting in can be a little difficult. Ages 18 and up.
While getting cannabis in Spain can be a little tricky due to its odd legal status, the country-and Valencia in particular-is experiencing a blossoming of (somewhat underground) cannabis tourism.
Taking advantage of these private cannabis social clubs can be a little difficult in some cases, as many try to avoid the scrutiny of the law and are not well-advertised as a result.
But with a few phone calls or emails, you’ll be well on your way to smoking some of the best weed in Spain with some of its most laid-back residents.
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