CATALUÑA has passed a motion to legalise cannabis throughout the region.
The proposal passed with 118 of the 127 ministers voting in favour, meaning the cultivation, consumption and distribution of cannabis could become completely legal.
The region is already home to pseudo-legal cannabis clubs, but the government’s move would impose new regulations. The drug can only be sold to people aged over 18 and an individual cannabis club’s production of dried flower to 150 kilograms per year.
The final hurdle in the proposal could however come from the Spanish federal government, who could challenge the legislation in court, and overturn it.
This was the case in 2013, when Madrid’s ruling political party overturned the decision to ban bullfighting in Cataluña.