Because of its harmful potential, cannabis is included in the restricted plants’ list in Spain. The sale and cultivation of cannabis is forbidden under Article 368 PC. However, cannabis cultivation for research, teaching, and therapeutic purposes is allowed under the law.
Self-consumption of cannabis is not punishable under the law, which does not consider the user as a criminal. The possession of cannabis prior to consumption is not illegal unless such possession or consumption is on the street. It is legal to buy or sell cannabis seeds in Spain. The use and possession of cannabis in public places is considered as a misdemeanor under public health laws and is punishable by fines and confiscation.