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David Teniers the Younger, Smokers in a Tavern, ca. 1660.

Smokers in a Tavern

by David Teniers the Younger

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Cannabis History in Europe

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Puff Puff Pass!

Browse through the ‘smoky’ adventures of various cannabis cartoon characters.

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Medicinal Cannabis

In the 19th century

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Medicinal Cannabis

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Smokers in a Tavern

by David Teniers the Younger

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Cannabis History in Europe

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David Teniers the Younger, Smokers in a Tavern, ca. 1660.

Temporary Exhibition

Puff Puff Pass!

Browse through the ‘smoky’ adventures of various cannabis cartoon characters.

icon On display until February 28th, 2021

Medicinal Cannabis

In the 19th century

Read more about

Medicinal Cannabis

icon Cannabis Knowledge
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Visitors since 1987.
One collection. Two locations.

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is the oldest and most distinguished museum in the world dedicated to cannabis.

Since opening in 1985, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum has welcomed over two million visitors. The museum manages and presents a unique collection that reveals the amazing versatility of the cannabis plant.

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Amsterdam Barcelona
Amsterdam
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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148

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+31 (0)20-6248926

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Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00

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Barcelona
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Carrer Ample 35

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+34 93 319 75 39

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Highlights of

The Collection

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Making Hashish

Some hash production methods are thousands of years old and have been passed on from generation to generation.

Herman Saftleven, Rhine landscape with many boats, 1649.

Hemp for Shipping

No other natural fibre can withstand the forces of the open ocean and the ravages of salt water as well as hemp is able to.

Golden Age Cannabis

Golden Age of Medicinal Cannabis

The hundred years between 1837 and 1937 are known as the Golden Age of Medicinal Cannabis.

putting together heads

Cannabis Counterculture

The forbidden cannabis plant became a symbol of the counterculture movement of the 1960s and beyond.

Late 19th century postcard depicting a girl from Brittany (France) making hemp threads.

Growing Hemp

Industrial hemp is one of the oldest agricultural crops on Earth and it has been used to make thousands of different products.

cannabis indica

Cannabis Sativa L.

Cannabis Sativa was first classified in 1753 by botanist Linnaeus. In 1783 biologist Lamarck classified a second species: Cannabis Indica.

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Old Masters

Our collection contains works by famous 17th century Dutch artists, such as Adriaen Brouwer, Hendrick Sorgh and David Teniers the Younger.

devil's weed

Reefer Madness

A series of anti-marijuana propaganda films and books released in the 1930s helped fuel hysteria about cannabis.

be.e hemp scooter

Hemp Lifestyle

Hemp is the key to a sustainable future. The plastic that can be obtained from hemp is lightweight, durable and biodegradable.

samurai

Historic Hemp Culture

Cannabis was (and is) a sacred plant for many people and has historically been used in religious ceremonies in many cultures.

Postcard of an Algerian girl smoking a narghile, early 20th century.

History of Smoking

The museum has a sizeable collection of unusual paintings, prints, drawings and photographs of men and women smoking.

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Tim Wallace, 1974.

Temporary exhibition

Puff Puff Pass!

Our exhibition ‘Puff Puff Pass!’ browses through the ‘smoky’ adventures of various cannabis cartoon characters.

On display in Barcelona until 28 February 2021.

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Tim Wallace, 1974.

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What others say

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“It should be on every cannabis lover’s must see list.”

Mikki Norris

activist for drug policy reform

Mikki Norris

© Adriana Domínguez

“The museum is very beautifully done.”

Sir Richard Branson

investor and philanthropist

© Derrick Bergman

“Enlightening exhibitions in a beautiful setting.”

Michka Seeliger-Chatelain

author and publisher

Michka Seeliger-Chatelain

© Sensi Seeds

“An exquisite gem encapsulating the essence of cannabis.”

Ed Rosenthal

Author and horticulturist

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© Tonya Perme

“An educational and elating experience.”

Ellen Komp

deputy director of California NORML

Ellen Komp

© Amanda Holguin

“A world class museum, a fitting tribute to the proud history of cannabis.”

Chris Conrad

author and expert witness

Chris Conrad

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“Beautiful, inspirational, and educational.”

Jodie Emery

civil liberties advocate

jodie emery

© Ariane Laezza

“Delighted and very impressed.”

Howard Marks aka Mr. Nice

author and activist

Howard Marks

© Frédéric Reglain

Dutch hempbeater with blue cloudy sky

Photo: Floris Leeuwenberg.

Hemp-beater De Paauw

The beating heart of historic hemp culture

Discover the heritage of Holland’s thriving hemp history in this authentically restored windmill, just outside Amsterdam.

Dutch hempbeater with blue cloudy sky

Photo: Floris Leeuwenberg.

Cannabis knowledge

Plant facts and information

Our museums in Amsterdam and Barcelona are dedicated to the rich history and varied applications of cannabis and hemp, as well as the many opportunities they offer for the future.

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