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The European cannabis industry meets up in Barcelona

Last week, it was cannabis week in Barcelona. Starting with a day full of cannabis talks and networking at C Days on Wednesday, attendees could visit ICBC Barcelona on Thursday. After that, there was no rest during the weekend. From Friday until Sunday, the 20th edition of Spannabis welcomed visitors at Fira de Cornellà. Organizers were expecting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 50 different countries.

ICQSA members at ICBC Barcelona. From left to right: Kate Holste (Boveda), Jakob Eipp (Luxora), Atiyyah Ferouz (ICQSA Founder and Executive Director), Stefan Roehrl (Luxora), Jocelyn Prefontaine (Twister Technologies)

Sonny Moerenhout (Cultivators) and Atiyyah Ferouz (ICQSA) at ICBC

With so many visitors traveling to these events, there is no denying how booming the European (adult-use) cannabis market is. When it comes to Spain itself, adult-use cannabis is not fully legal yet in the country. Currently, personal consumption is decriminalized in Spain, making cannabis clubs a popular way to consume cannabis in the country.

After a long delayed rollout, the medical cannabis market in Spain is still developing. Last month, the Ministry of Health launched a public consultation for a medical cannabis framework.

The Master Products team at Spannabis. The company mentioned that it was a busy show, with lots of people interested in post-harvest solutions.

A busy show at Spannabis

What about the rest of Europe? This was of course the main topic of discussion at the events. This year, all of Europe's eyes are on Germany, now that the Bundestag has given the green light to legalize cannabis. This creates new opportunities for the market. Not only will cannabis clubs be established, but the medical cannabis market in Germany is expected to grow as well. On top of that, how will this development affect the rest of Europe? Many suggest that a domino effect is to be expected. But first, the Bundesrat will review the German measure this Friday. It is possible that some aspects of the Can G law will be changed, or that its implementation will be delayed. More clarity will follow in a couple of days.