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  • Post Time Posted June 27, 2019

The Weedmaps Museum of Weed, curated by the company Weedmaps, aims to combat the stigma associated with cannabis use and bring awareness to cannabis prohibition and racially motivated policies regarding hemp.

“Our goal with the Weedmaps Museum of Weed is to demystify cannabis and its role in society, and to draw attention to the impact prohibition of cannabis has had on various social groups in the U.S. and beyond,” said CEO Chris Beals in a statement.

The 3,000-square-foot project is a partnership with VIRTUE, a creative unit of Vice Media. The museum will feature interactive exhibits, historical artifacts, art installations and more. Visitors will also be able to shop custom apparel and snag a variety of cannabis keepsakes.

No cannabis or CBD products will be sold on-site.

The Weedmaps Museum of Hollywood will be located at 720 North Cahuenga Blvd. in Hollywood.

According to a company press release, it will feature seven exhibits and a special Plant Lab section. Some of the features include:
- Pre-Prohibition:
- Depicts the early history of the many uses of cannabis and hemp
- Age of Madness:
- Provides a visual look at the hysteria perpetuated by prohibition
- Counterculture Revolution:
- Explores cannabis’ journey into the fabric of the 60s, from the hippie culture to activism
- Behind Closed Doors:
- Takes visitors to the start of the war on drugs, when Richard Nixon introduced the DEA, and the people responded with foundations like NORML
- Entrapment:
- Delves into the Reagan years and the government-driven propaganda that led to systematic mass incarceration of minorities
- Dose of Compassion:
- Shows how the AIDS epidemic drove California’s ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana through a slice-of-life story
- Legalization:
- A look at how both medical and recreational cannabis reform has evolved over the last decade and how pop culture has aided in normalizing cannabis
- The Plant Lab:
- An interactive exhibit that explores everything from cannabinoids to terpenes and the latest technology and breakthrough medical research that can help shape the future of the plant and its role in society

The museum will be open to the public on Aug. 3, 2019 and will close on Sept. 29, 2019.

Source: https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/WeedMaps-Museum-Opening-in-Hollywood-511855581.html

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