Mitragyna speciosa or Kratom leaves

Unlike its neighbor, Portugal, where they have already been decriminalized, the use and possession of most drugs are still illegal in Spain. Despite this, Spain is known to have one of the highest number of drug users in Europe. Below I mentioned the list of kratom sellers who are trusted and reliable.

The most common drugs used are cocaine and cannabis (otherwise known as marijuana). Most of the drug-related offences in Spain involve cannabis. And oftentimes without any doctor’s prescription, much over-the-counter medication is also being abused.

The majority of drug-related charges are just possession, with only a fraction related to drug trafficking. Paying a fine ranging from 601 Euros to 30,000 Euros is the punishment for possession. If the offender is a minor, the fine can be waived if he or she agrees to undergo treatment and rehabilitation.

The penalty for drug trafficking in Spain, on the other hand, is prison time. Although the duration depends on how seriously it affected the health of the user and other circumstances (such as selling to minors and the quantity of the drug sold), it can range from one to twenty-one years.

Prison time (but only of up to five years) for a drug-dependent (at the time of incarceration) offender can be reduced if he or she completes a rehabilitation program.

And even though they are mostly illegal, there are some loopholes in Spain’s laws and policies regarding illegal substances. For example, while the commercial use and production of cannabis are illegal, personal cultivation and use are decriminalized in the country. This led to the popularity of “cannabis clubs” where people get to enjoy the drug recreationally as a private entity.

There are similar substances, such as kratom, which are popular and legal in Spain.

Mitragyna speciosa, or “kratom” as it is more generally known, is a type of evergreen tree that is native to countries in Southeast Asia. It’s classified as an opioid but in low doses, it can act as a stimulant. Advocates of the substance claim it can help with chronic pain and opioid addiction withdrawals. However, lately, more and more people have been using it recreationally.

As it has gained popularity only recently, its medicinal value and effectiveness of treating symptoms of opioid addiction are yet unknown.

However, ever since it became popular as a recreational drug, authorities have had concerns about kratom as there have been reports of deaths related to the drug. However, only one case of a person using only kratom was reported. The others were found under the influence of other substances as well.

Because of this, among other concerns, it is a heavily controlled substance in countries such as Poland, Russia, and Sweden while the other countries in Europe such as the UK, Ireland, and Italy consider it an illegal substance and selling, possession, and importation of it is a punishable offence. Some countries outside Europe, like the US, are considering classifying it as a Schedule I drug.

In Spain, however, it remains legal. Adding them to a list of substances that is to be subjected to the law on Protection of Citizens’ Security and the Criminal Code is Spain’s policy on new psychoactive drugs.

But despite major concerns on the effects of the substance on one’s health, it is currently unknown if Spain has plans to declare it as an illegal substance and ban it or if it will be a heavily controlled one like other opioids.