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Inside L.A.'s New Weed Museum

The Weedmaps Museum of Weed in Los Angeles presents the highs and lows of cannabis's complicated history.

This story appears in the October 2019 issue of Green Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When one thinks of a museum, weed may not be the first image that springs to mind. Sure, you might take a puff before going to a museum, but going to a museum about marijuana? Not so much. That all changed last summer when the intricately designed and highly informative Weedmaps Museum of Weed popped up in Hollywood for a two-month run.

Courtesy of Weedmaps Museum of Weed

Through a bunch of immersive and interactive exhibits, the museum gave visitors an inside and often emotional look into the history of cannabis in America, from the hemp farms during colonial times through prohibition, the war on drugs, and its steady reintroduction into the mainstream as a viable and safe means for medicinal and recreational consumption. 

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