Not to state the obvious, but we’re living in a golden age of marijuana. As legalization and decriminalization expands and dispensaries pop up in cities around the country, it’s slowly but surely losing its stigma alongside a rapidly growing cannabis industry. Still, few of us likely know much about the drug’s storied history in America beyond anecdotal trivia and stoner comedies. You’ll soon have the chance to explore its colorful backstory in a fun and unique way at a brand new weed museum that opens next month in Los Angeles.
The Museum of Weed, set to open August 3 in LA and helmed by the folks from the popular website Weedmaps, will be a 30,000sqft space filled with interactive and informational exhibits telling the story of “growers, stoners, and activists who expanded knowledge of the plant and kept the cannabis movement alive despite decades of government prohibition and propaganda.” It will have exhibits and areas highlighting marijuana’s role in several eras, from pre-prohibition, to the “age of madness,” the counterculture revolution, the war on drugs, and beyond. It’ll also explore social justice issues surrounding weed and how medicinal use helped change its reputation in America.
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