Highlights from the collection
The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum collection consists of over 12,000 cannabis related items. From cultivation to consumption, from ancient ritual to modern medicine, every aspect of cannabis in human culture is represented in some way.
Since the inception of the museum in 1985, the collection has grown steadily over the years. At present the collection is made up of historic and modern objects, relating to the past, present and future of medicinal marihuana, the history of hemp, the prohibition of cannabis, or the spiritual and cultural properties of the cannabis plant. The sections devoted to marihuana and hash, industrial hemp, medicine, and popular culture have expanded, and multimedia exhibits were added, with short films devoted to the political, historical, and industrial aspects of cannabis.
During your visit to the museums in Amsterdam and Barcelona you can see, for example: unique old master paintings by contemporaries of Rembrandt, antique devices used for hemp processing, botanical prints depicting marihuana and industrial hemp, atmospheric photos of hash making in various cultures, pipes from all over the world, nineteenth century medicinal cannabis bottles, rare 'Reefer Madness' books from the fifties, hemp ropes, old and modern textiles, pop culture paraphernalia (think of Cheech & Chong), state of the art bioplastic made of hemp fibre, etc. Prepare to be staggered by the enormous scope of the collection.
The unique status of the museum as a treasure-house of information has led to generous loans and donations from researchers and cannabis aficionados from all over the world. Please let us know if you would like to contribute to our collection.