On the 13th February 2014 the Parliament of Catalonia approved motion 77/101, requesting the parliamentary Health Committee, to carry out its research and achieve the consensus required for the Government of Catalonia to regulate cannabis associations in a four-month term.
Has the Government now regulated the cannabis associations?
No, the result of eight months work by the Health Committee was instead the approval of a further Parliamentary resolution.
Is the Parliamentary resolution a law with binding force?
No, the Parliamentary resolutions are neither laws nor regulations and as such are not binding, but they can be an important step towards the creation of a binding law.
Does the Parliamentary resolution regulate the activities of Cannabis Clubs?
No, the Parliamentary resolution urges the department of health to stipulate the regulations that should be adopted in the event that municipal authorities approve by-laws for regulating cannabis associations.
If you are interested in the content of the resolution and its implications for the associations of cannabis consumers you can read the 10 Questions” summary, in Spanish.