In this article, we tell you everything you need to know about cannabis fairs in Spain. We talk about the historical chronology of their appearance throughout the country, as well as their essential role for an entire industry. We also explain what the "Cannabis Social Clubs" are, how this associative concept based on shared production works, the strategic dates of its birth, its general evolution throughout the peninsula, as well as the great fragility that surrounds it even today.
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Spanish cannabic fairs are large and beautiful festive events that bring together all market players and cannabis lovers from 2002, date on which was held First edition of the Spannabis at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, we totaled a tens of salons cannabic annuals across the country. These events experienced incredible attendance, especially the Spannabis, due to its international renown. It attracted the most famous companies in the sector, mass visitors, from countries such as United States, Canada, Australia, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, China, Israel, and the vast majority of European countries were represented. With an average attendance exceeding 30,000 visitors per day, it is quite easy to realize that it represented the major European market sector event, where a plethora of professionals could meet, but also enthusiasts experts in the field and cannabis producers.
During these festive events, you could approach a large number of professionals in the sector on their stands, offering a Very complete range of services (Marketing/digital communication, cannabic press/advertising, specialized law firms and other specific services), as well as all The equipment necessary for the cultivation of plants. We found there, among other things, Seeds, fertilizers, culture cupboards, lamps, ventilation, autonomous management systems (watering/Illumination/Aeration/CO2), of various culture (Hydroponia/Airport/NFT, etc.), pots, anti-odor devices (active charcoal filters/aerosols/gels and deodorant blocks) and water treatment, harvesting machines or even furniture and consumables for the good preservation of the harvest (Cedar wood set, decorated glass jars, hemp containers/recycled materials). The sector has grown well in the last decade, because there was really the whole full and practical panoply of the "Perfect little grass cannabulteur"
Spannabis was the pioneer of the genre, with more than 17 editions which took place over the past two decades. At each edition, the city of Barcelona is experiencing a massive crowd, in particular thanks to Cannabis Social Clubs (CSC) premises that organize many events. Among the other fairs in the sector, it was possible to attend around 2008 to the Highlife of Pamplona, Expocannabis In Madrid from 2010, Spannabis in Malaga, Growmed who recently became Cannamed in Valence, Expogrow in Irun from 2012, Expocañamo in Seville, Viñagrow in Villarrobledo and Intercannabis in Alicante.
The total number of cannabic fairs is indicative of development and the relevance of the sector from 2010. The cannabis industry arouses a strong craze at any level.
All these events have been held without the slightest hitch for more than 20 years, yet couldn't we fear the disappearance of these fairs in the near future?
We know perfectly well the objective of this type of event, which is to bring together the widest possible range of professionals in the sector and to offer the public the opportunity to meet them directly. It is also a festive event, where Many fun activities diverse and varied (concerts, games, etc.) to entertain the public, with also stands of restoration. All this represents a leading perception, but the essential role of these cannabis fairs is above all to promote, animate and of boost all activities in the sector, with the aim of promote economic growth, but also perpetuate this Faculty full -fledged.
Through these few lines, we understand that we are facing a great unknown, but especially that anything is possible, so it is better to remain objective and wait to see how things will develop.
The cannabis Social Spanish clubs (CSC)
The " Cannabis Social Clubs »Or cannabis social clubs, are Associative structures for non-profit, composed exclusively of adults. Each cannabis club is made up of a Group of members whose number is limited, which shares, organizes and manages the cultivation of cannabis, its production and the distribution of cannabis in a closed circle, exclusively for the personal needs of their members and no longer for industrial purposes. It is a fairly fragile cannabis regulation model that we find internationally, in countries like theSpain, New Zealand, Belgium, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Uruguay, Germany and England. The first of cannabis clubs to have appeared in the Iberian Peninsula was Arsec in 1993 (Asociación Ramón Santos de Sébédios Sober El Cannabis), followed by the CCCB (Barcelona cannabis catadore club) and the Maca (Moviment Associatiu Cannàbic d'Autoconsum). These 3 associations were Catalan, then The Amec (The Asociación Madrileña de Estudios sober el cannabis) was created in Madrid, followed by Arseca in Andalusia. All these associative clubs are part of the history of Spanish cannabis. Many new cannabic associations have emerged from 2002, throughout the Spanish territory. This deployment has been carried out following the court decision that affirms that the self-cultivation of cannabis plants for personal consumption does not constitute a crime, as long as there is no proven trafficking purpose. More than 1600 cannabis social clubs are reportedly registered in Spain, which reflects the extent of the phenomenon.
"Several cannabis social clubs have known the courts of the courts"
Although a lot of time has elapsed since the appearance of the first CSCs, However, this associative model remains very fragile. Despite a perception with public opinion which is becoming more and more favorable over time, this is not enough. Only a real regulation would allow them to glimpse a more serene future. Unfortunately, There are many CSCs who regularly undergo interventions from the Spanish police For multiple reasons. This national movement has even succeeded in creating several provincial and regional federations, named the College (Federations of cannabic associations). In recent news, several cannabis social clubs have known the courts of the courts, with convictions pronounced after their respective judgments. Such was the case for AUETCG (the Asociación de Usuarios para el estudio teracéutico del cannabis de Gandia), which was condemned by the Audiencia de Valencia to the final closure of the association, a three -year prison sentence For the president and two years for the secretary and the treasurer. The association " Casa Maria »De Pontevedra was also closed by the provincial supreme court, with the key three -month prison sentence For its two founders. The CSC Acmefuer located in Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, was also sentenced by the local provincial court, of which 13 members received from prison terms ranging from 6 to 15 months, with strong fines of up to several hundred thousand euros.