Cannabis Museum: take a tour around the world

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In recent years we hear more and more about cannabis, hemp and all its possible uses. But have you ever thought you could learn and observe with your own eyes everything there is to know about cannabis in one of the many Cannabis Museums? Well that’s it. Distributed around the world there are several museums focused on the Hemp plant. They show visitors how it is made up, how it is grown and all its possible uses.

The Cannabis Museums in Europe

– The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It is inevitable to start from the capital city of this topic as well as Amsterdam with yours Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum. Dated 1985, it is the oldest cannabis museum in the world and is located in the Red Light District.

It is curious to know that as soon as it opened the museum was forced to close. However, Ben Drokers, the founder, worked hard to defend his business and within a week he got it reopened.

– Hemp Embassy, ​​Vienna, Austria

Moving to Austria we find theHemp Embassywhose mission is to show and explain to visitors all the stages that make up the birth and growth of the marijuana plant.

It is clear that from a legal point of view the opening and survival of this museum has not been easy. In fact, inside there are marijuana plants grown at home, but despite this it remains and can be visited, for free!

– The Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Moving towards Spain in Barcelona, ​​more precisely inside the Palau Marnau, we find theHash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum. This museum is the only one in Europe to tell visitors how marijuana was used in ancient rituals and medicine.

The Cannabis Museums overseas

– Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum, Oakland, California

Since January 1, 2018, the sale of recreational marijuana has become legal in California. Despite this, this cannabis museum, located in the heart of the city of Oakland, was already operational since April 2011. TheOaksterdam Cannabis Museum tells those who go to visit everything there is to know about cannabis, satisfying any kind of curiosity a marijuana enthusiast may have.

– Whakamana Cannabis Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand

Moving further we end up in Dunedin, New Zealand, a renowned university city. In New Zealand, the use of cannabis is still a crime. Despite this, the Whakamana Cannabis Museum it is proposed as an effective answer to all those curious about the subject by providing a 360-degree education on everything there is to know about marijuana.

The Cannabis Museum in Italy

Since legal cannabis has only started to be talked about in Italy in the last few months, we don’t have any specific cannabis museums in our small local context. However, and no less important, we have several Museums and Ecomuseums dedicated to Hemp, specifically to its use as a textile fiber.

These museums not only tell visitors the history of hemp production in Italy, which is very widespread in our country, but also offer real educational workshops to make this ancient and important crop “touch” in the true sense of the word.

They are widespread and well distributed:

in Piedmont we find the Eco-Museum of the Culture of Hemp Processing in Carmagnola (Turin) and the Museum of Hemp and Women’s Work in Prazzo (Cuneo). In Emilia Romagna it is possible to visit the Hemp Museum in Pieve di Cento (Bologna) and the Museum of Peasant Life in Romagna in Russi (Ravenna). In Lazio instead there is the Hemp Museum of Pisoniano (Rome).

– Museum of hemp of Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Perugia

The museum was inaugurated in 2008 and is located in the sixteenth-century municipal building of Sant’Anatolia di Narco. The location alone is something unique. It houses a rich documentation relating to the entire processing and transformation cycle of hemp.

Its purpose is to recover, enhance and transmit this art, which has unfortunately disappeared from historical memory, linked in particular to the production of ropes and weaving for domestic and family use.

The museum also provides a weaving laboratory, a teaching tool and a study laboratory for all those interested in learning this type of activity.

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