February 29, 2012 8:08 AM Subscribe
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Mired in debt, the small town of Rasquera, in Spain, is considering an unorthodox source of funding: growing marijuana
Private cannabis consumption in Spain is legal, but its production, distribution and sale, however, aren't. Because the authorities are nevertheless lenient towards those who grow their own pot, there is an increasing number of "cannabis clubs
". One such cannabis club is asking the town council of Resquera to rent them some public farmland.
At the same time, also in Spain, the Basque regional government (currently held by a coalition of the Spanish socialist and conservative parties
) is pondering a law
legalising, regulating and presumably taxing the sale and distribution of cannabis.