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All You Need To Know About Starting & Joining A Cannabis Club in Malta

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Ameer Asghar
Ameer is an enthusiastic writer who believes in the remarkable potential of the cannabis plant to lead people towards natural health alternatives, steering them towards a path of improved well-being and health.

Looking to get involved in the cannabis community in Malta? Learn the regulations and requirements for starting or joining a cannabis club in this guide.

Cannabis Club Malta is enjoying a growing reputation as a destination for cannabis enthusiasts. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the world of Cannabis Clubs in Malta, this blog will provide you with valuable insights, information, and updates. Stay tuned to learn more about the Cannabis Club Malta scene!

Is Recreational Cannabis Legal In Malta?

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The Parliament of Malta recently made history by legalizing recreational cannabis for personal use and possession, marking the EU’s first such move. Individuals over 18 can carry up to 7g, grow four plants per household, and possess up to 50g of dried cannabis. However, cannabis cultivation and purchase are restricted to Cannabis Social Clubs, which distribute up to 7g per day and 50g per month to members. The implementation and regulation of this law fall under the purview of Malta’s new Authority on the Responsible Use of Cannabis.

Key regulations

Several key regulations were introduced along with the legalization of cannabis in Malta to ensure that the balance is maintained between providing access to cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes while also focusing on public safety and preventing abuse. 

  • Home cultivation is allowed, but individuals are restricted to storing a maximum of 50 grams of cannabis at home. 
  • Consumption of cannabis in public spaces is prohibited, with designated areas provided for cannabis consumption.
  • Selling cannabis without a license is illegal, and strict penalties apply to those caught engaging in illegal sales. 

This makes it clear that while the laws have been relaxed, there are still rules in place to ensure that cannabis is used responsibly.

What Are Cannabis Clubs?

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A cannabis social club (CSC) is a non-profit organization that provides a private space for the collective cultivation and shared consumption of cannabis among its registered adult members. 

How do Cannabis Clubs Operate in Malta?

Malta’s cannabis clubs, known as ‘Cannabis Harm Reduction Associations,’ are the sole legal source for purchasing cannabis since Malta’s legalization. They operate under strict guidelines to ensure the purity of the product and must use containers labeled with the ARUC seal. Unlike Amsterdam-style coffeeshops, these clubs are member-only, non-profit organizations, adhering to stringent cultivation and operational regulations to maintain their licenses, which can be revoked if compliance is not upheld.

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The Current State Of Cannabis Clubs In Malta

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The legalization of cannabis in Malta has paved the way for a dynamic transformation in the country’s approach to cannabis regulation. The emergence of cannabis clubs in Malta signifies a groundbreaking shift towards progressive cannabis consumption and regulation. These cannabis clubs are emerging as social hubs for enthusiasts to gather together, share their experiences, and enjoy cannabis in a safe and regulated environment.

Social Cannabis Clubs in Malta

Cannabis clubs like KDD Society and Ta Zelli have opened their doors in Malta for socializing and cannabis consumption. These clubs provide a space for members to come together, socialize, and partake in cannabis-related activities. A total of 750 individuals have already signed up for club memberships in the first month of operation. Three legal cannabis clubs have started distributing the drug to 250 members each since the end of January.

Malta’s Cannabis Club Licensing

Malta has issued licenses to seven different associations, with three already operational and distributing cannabis. The remaining clubs are currently undergoing further testing before being given the green light to start operating. This move towards establishing cannabis clubs in Malta marks a significant milestone in the country’s cannabis regulation, opening up opportunities for economic growth and job creation while shifting societal attitudes towards cannabis consumption.

How To Apply To Become A Member Of A Cannabis Club Malta

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1. Visit ARUC’s Website

First things first, to get involved in the legal cannabis market, you need to head to ARUC’s website. This is where you can access a full list of all the available clubs in Malta. There are plenty of useful resources available, including information about licenses and other details relevant to the new system. This website is your go-to source for all things related to Maltese cannabis clubs. 

2. Navigate to the “Associations” Tab

Once you’re on the website, you need to find and click on the “Associations” tab. You can easily locate this tab at the top of the website, making it easy for you to access the information you need to proceed further.

3. Select Your Preferred Club

Scrolling down on the page, you’ll encounter a list of all cannabis associations that have received the green light to operate in Malta. As of now, only three clubs have been approved to operate, with all 250 available membership spots already filled within days of opening. Nevertheless, there are at least six more associations that are approved for opening, with more expected to follow in the coming weeks and months. 

Once you’ve made your choice, reach out to your preferred club via phone or email, and they will guide you on how to become an official registered member and explain their rules and regulations. Clubs reserve the right to refuse membership if they deem it necessary, so ensure you put your best foot forward.

Now, you have a clear, step-by-step guide on how to become a member of one of the Maltese cannabis clubs.

How To Start A Cannabis Club In Malta

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To start a cannabis club in Malta, you must first decide on the category your club falls under based on the number of members it aims to cater to. These categories range from Category 1 for up to 50 members to Category 5 for 351 to 500 members. The next step is to propose a name for your cannabis club and provide details such as the registered address and personal information for the founding members, administrators, and key persons involved. 

The Application Documentation and Files Required

When applying for a cannabis club license, there are several key documents and files you need to provide:

1. Draft Statute of the Cannabis Association

This document outlines the rules and regulations of the association.

A logo representing the cannabis club.

3. Membership Policies

The policies that govern membership in the club.

4. Organizational Structure

An overview of the club’s structure and hierarchy.

5. Personal Declaration Forms and Source of Wealth

Details about the financial background of all board members involved.

6. Fit and Proper Enquiry

An investigation into the suitability of all board members involved.

7. Code of Conduct

A set of rules outlining the behavior expected from members.

Other Required Documents

Aside from the above, you will also need to provide the following documents

1. Declaration by an Architect

An architect’s confirmation about the location of the club.

2. Detailed Floor Plan

A detailed layout of the club premises.

3. Operating Environment Details

This includes information on the cultivation process, seed sourcing, pest control, hygiene, waste management, transportation policies, packaging, and record-keeping of members.

4. Distribution Process Details

An outline of the process by which cannabis will be distributed.

5. Human Resources Plan

An overview of the staff required to run the club.

6. Financial Plan

A detailed breakdown of the club’s finances.

By following these steps and providing the necessary documentation, you can start a cannabis club in Malta. With the help of these guidelines, you can navigate the licensing process and establish a legal and responsible cannabis club in the country.

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