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    Museum Opening in Hollywood Plans to Combat Cannabis Stigma
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    Renderings of WeedMaps Museum opening in Hollywood.

    What to Know

    • Exhibits aim to combat stigmas associated with cannibals and drive advocacy and reform efforts

    • The museum will show visitors the history of grass consumption over the years.

    • The museum will be open to the public on August 3, 2019 and close on September 29, 2019.

    A new museum is blowing into Hollywood.

    The Weedmaps Museum of Weed, curated by the company Weedmaps, aims to combat the stigma associated with marijuana use and bring awareness to cannabis prohibition and racially motivated polices regarding the 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 museum will be open to the public on Aug. 3, 2019 and close on Sept. 29, 2019.  

    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 be 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:

    ● 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 medicinal 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.

    Weedmaps is a company that specializes in helping medical and recreational marijuana patients find doctors, dispensaries, stores and other services since 2008.

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