Exclusive images from the Museum of Weed opening in LA

Front view of the museum

The Weedmaps Museum of Weed in Los Angeles opened to the public, offering visitors a peek into the history of cannabis for a limited time.

Weedmaps is a tech company that functions like Yelp for marijuana. Customers on the site can search for dispensaries, find products and deals, and leave reviews.

The 30,000-square-foot museum, which will be open for less than two months, has a variety of interactive exhibits that “tell the story of the growers, stoners, and activists who expanded knowledge of the plant and kept the cannabis movement alive despite decades of government prohibition and propaganda,”

The rainbow of lights in this dar hallway lead museumgoers into a stimulating look at more than a century of cannabis history in the Weedmaps Museum of Weed

The Museum of Weed is part of Weedmaps vision“of making cannabis legal, safe, and accessible for all,”the company wrote.“

Visitors at the entrance

In a nutshell, the Weedmaps Museum of Weed is here to tell the whole story of cannabis. As any person knowledgeable about weed can attest, the world’s most notorious plant has gotten a pretty bad rap. A hundred years of propaganda, marked by fearmongering and devastating misinformation, have twisted our perceptions and relationship to cannabis,” the company wrote. “The Weedmaps Museum of Weed aims to undo the cultural damage of stigmatization and celebrate a future where the responsible consumption of legal, adult use cannabis becomes a reality.”

Actor Tommy Chong, of Cheech & Chong, walking through one of the displays.

The museum will not sell any cannabis or CBD products on site, and there will not be any marijuana consumption allowed there. The Museum of Weed will be open until Sept. 29. Visitors have to be at least 18 years old and will be required to show a valid ID.

Here are some exclusive images from the museum

A gallery goer walks through a 1960’s VW bus gallery into an interactive space.
A guest takes photos in front of a grass wall.
Visitors stop to take selfies while passing through one of the interactive displays.
An interactive timeline wall allows guests of the Weedmaps Museum of Weed to guide a ring with their arm movements over a date to learn about newsworthy moments from that period

 

 

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