The Parliament of Catalonia has approved a proposal for a resolution to recognize the model of Cannabis Social Clubs and to demand their inclusion in future strategies related to drugs and addictions, reports the magazine Canamo.
The resolution urges the Catalan government to implement a registry of Cannabis Consumer Associations and other measures to monitor and involve these social harm reduction entities in drug policy decisions, and to integrate into the Catalan administration.
The measure – which was passed with the support of all groups in parliament except Vox – was put forward by the parties Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, Junts per Catalunya, En Comú Podem and the CUP.
The motion for a resolution urges the provincial government to implement 12 recommendations, including – in addition to those already mentioned – the creation of a technical commission within the Ministry of Health, made up of members of associations and healthcare professionals. prevention and treatment of addictions and advocating for state and regional legislative changes to ensure safe access to cannabis.
The proposed resolution was promoted by the Federation of Cannabis User Associations (CatFac), which in a press release called the measure “a small, courageous step” that “recognizes the model of user associations as a key element in the development of effective and truly effective risk prevention and minimization strategies”.
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A new recognition in Catalonia of the model of Cannabis Social Clubs as a strategia for prevention and reduction of riesgos. pic.twitter.com/HAScgXJfGN
— CatFAC (@Cat_FAC) February 16, 2023
At the federal level, a recent proposal to legalize cannabis failed to pass.