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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:43:01 -0700

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Spain: Catalonia Plans Stricter Rules On Cannabis Clubs

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT

The Guardian, 05 Aug 2014 - Madrid - Catalonia's public health agency has proposed strict new measures to regulate cannabis clubs in the region amid claims that Barcelona is on its way to rivalling Amsterdam as a smokers' haven. Amsterdam has tightened restrictions on cannabis sales just as the number of clubs in Spain has proliferated, from around 40 in 2010 to more than 700, say smokers' groups. The Catalan capital is home to more than half of these clubs.



Spain: Marijuana Clubs Rise Out Of Decades-old Spanish Laws

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 11 Jul 2014 - MARIJUANA CLUBS RISE OUT OF DECADES-OLD SPANISH LAWS BARCELONA, Spain - On a recent evening, two vacationing German college students, armed with addresses they had gotten off the Internet, were trying to get into one of Barcelona's new marijuana clubs.



Spain: First Cannabis Club Shut Down In Catalonia For Drug Trafficking

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:00:00 GMT

El Pais, 11 Jun 2014 - Authorities are keeping a closer eye on member-only associations that claim to be not-for-profit Growing numbers of visitors are purchasing a few grams of marijuana while on holiday in Barcelona, a city that is already being described as the "Holland of the South."



Spain: Spain Court Rules Against Town's Pot-Growing Plans

Sat, 01 Jun 2013 07:00:00 GMT

Standard-Speaker, 01 Jun 2013 - MADRID - Spain's judiciary on Friday rejected a plan by a small town in northeastern Catalonia to ease its municipal debt and help lift itself out of the financial crisis by growing marijuana. When the seven-member town council of Rasquera - population 960 - voted in favor of cultivating cannabis just over a year ago in order to create jobs and shore up its finances, the news flashed around the world.



Spain: 'Narco-Sub' That Got Blown Out of the Water

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 08:00:00 GMT

The Olive Press, 24 Dec 2009 - IT was funded by two businessmen Tomas Bengoechea - aka El Grande - from Sevilla and Juan Serrano - aka El Apoderado - from Estepona, and was built by Manuel Clemente, or The Engineer, based in Galicia. But the 'Narcosubmarine' - which was sold for 100,000 euros to a Columbian drug cartel - was blown out of the water on its first dive.



Spain: Marijuana Cure For Cancer?

Fri, 03 Apr 2009 07:00:00 GMT

West Australian, 03 Apr 2009 - (AFP) The main chemical in marijuana appears to aid in the destruction of brain cancer cells, offering hope for future anti-cancer therapies, researchers in Spain wrote in a study. The authors from the Complutense University in Madrid, working with scientists from other universities, found that the active component of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), causes cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy - the breakdown that occurs when the cell essentially self-digests.



Spain: Luck Runs Out For Fugitive Drug Lord

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT

The Observer, 27 Apr 2008 - Boastful 'Baby' treated his Spanish jailers to a brothel before escaping; now he's back in prison Spanish police have captured one of the world's most prolific cannabis smugglers after he escaped jail with the help of prison guards in his pay.



Spain: Spain's Cocaine Problem

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr 2008 - Long a Transit Point for Smuggling into Europe, the Country Is Now the Largest Consumer of the Drug on the Continent, Recent Studies Show. MADRID -- Around dawn on a Sunday, packs of young people are huddled at stoplights, or ambling down Paseo del Prado.



Spain: Cannabis Users On The Rise

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 07:00:00 GMT

The Costa Blanca and Costa Calida Leader, 09 Apr 2007 - The number of teenagers in the province of Alicante who smoke cannabis is rising, as is the frequency with which they smoke the drug. More and more teenagers take the substance daily and, according to experts, that abuse will show in the next few years. The latest study showed that 40% of schoolchildren aged between 12 and 17 smoke 'spliffs' and 2% smoke them every day. Bartolome Perez Galvez, the head of the Addictive Conduct Unit at Hospital San Juan, speaking at the III Infant and Juvenile Psychiatry Conference last Friday, revealed the new statistics, adding that "the cannabis problem is more serious than that of any other drug, such as cocaine or other designer drugs."