The educational, interactive experience will include exhibits, education, and a unique environment where visitors can learn about cannabis, its history, how it effects the body, and the many uses for cannabis (and hemp). From the potential for medicinal uses to industrial usage to cannabis’ significant effect on culture, Weedmaps has brought its considerable archive of cannabis-related information to life.
Most importantly, is it Instagram-able?
“We designed the Weedmaps Museum of Weed to ensure the right balance of being both informational and ‘Instagram-able,’” Weedmaps Vice-President of Communications and Public Relations Alex Clark told mgRetailer.
“It’ll be an engaging, eye-popping experience, but it’ll also teach you plenty about cannabis and its history. Visitors will find a wealth of in-depth cannabis information—covering weed culture, science, and medicine—while also offering plenty of great photo ops.”
With increasing legalization of cannabis in the United States, Weedmaps traveling museum offers an opportunity for the cannabis-curious to learn about cannabis and its many uses. Weedmaps also is hoping to dispel misinformation about marijuana that has circulated for nearly a century, since cannabis prohibition began in 1937.
Due to continued prohibition and opposition propaganda, as well as the modern War on Drugs, the only cannabis history many Americans have been exposed to are the film “Reefer Madness,” and sly references to weed in popular music.
“There are many educational moments throughout each exhibit. For example, in the Plant Lab, visitors will learn about everything from their endcannabinoid system to the science of terpenes, the entourage effect, and much more,” Clark described.
The exhibit sections include Pre-Prohibition, Age of Madness, Counterculture Revolution, Behind Closed Doors, Entrapment, Dose of Compassion, Legalization, and The Plant, though exhibits will not feature live plants onsite. Visitors can also participate in advocacy by sending a card to their local Congressperson in support of “ethical cannabis legislation.”
Future stops for the Museum of Weed are definitely in the works, according to Clark. Sponsorships may be available in the future, as well.
“We designed the Weedmaps Museum of Weed to be transportable, and we are exploring ways to keep the museum and its exhibits going in some form, either in Los Angeles or elsewhere,” Clark said. “At the moment, the Weedmaps Museum of Weed is entirely self-funded. That said, we are open to exploring sponsorship opportunities as appropriate.”
The museum’s Los Angeles location is centrally located near the intersection of Melrose Ave., the city of Hollywood, Paramount Studios, and historic Hancock Park.
General admission is $35. VIP tickets, available for guests 21-and-over, are $200. VIP tickets include cafe access, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a curated gift bag to take home at the end of the night. Tickets are available now and only online.