‘How I became the Hash Queen’ book launch by Mila Jansen
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 130, Amsterdam
Thursday 26 July 2018, 4.20 pm
“Hash keeps me healthy and sane in all the madness of what life brings you.”
Mila Jansen, 2018
On Thursday the 26th of July, Dutch cannabis icon Mila Jansen (1944) will present her autobiography How I became the Hash Queen at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum of Amsterdam. The book launch will take place in the setting of the museum’s current exhibition We Are Mary Jane: Women of Cannabis.
How I Became the Hash Queen is an exciting personal account from one of the cannabis industry’s rare female icons, a life story unlike any other that takes us from 1960s Amsterdam to the Himalayas, and to the burgeoning legal weed scene in the US.
Mila’s autobiography is intriguing and inspiring on many levels. As a mother, inventor, traveller, lover, and spiritual practitioner, she has taken on incredible challenges and embarked on unimaginable adventures.
Mila Jansen is a pioneer in the traditionally male-dominated cannabis industry. In 1960s Amsterdam she started a tea house: the place to be for the upcoming underground scene and now known as a precursor to the world famous coffeeshops. Since the 1990s she has run her own company in hash-making devices: her game-changing inventions have shaped the future of this field. Mila was recently honoured with being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world of cannabis.
Mila Jansen’s story is featured in the museum’s temporary exhibition We Are Mary Jane: Women of Cannabis. This exhibition pays tribute to the often-overlooked female contributions to cannabis history. On display until 23 September 2018.
The Book Launch
On the 26th of July befriended author Peter ten Hoopen will engage in a conversation with Mila. After this, she will respond to all your questions and sign copies of her book that will be available for purchase. Meanwhile, the museum will offer some delicious hemp drinks and bites.
You are all cordially invited to celebrate this festive moment together with this remarkable woman of weed at the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum.