Whakamana Cannabis Museum

by Insiders Dunedin

Whakamana Cannabis Museum, New Zealand's first and only Cannabis Museum, is a centre for Cannabis education, information and law reform activism based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

The exhibition space features permanent displays of cannabis consumption devices, memorabilia from places with legal cannabis, and hemp products just to name a few.

The Whakamana Cannabis Library features over 100 books about cannabis along with books about politics, other drugs, ancient cultures and many other topics.

They also produce major original interactive exhibits on cannabis related topics that change regularly. The current exhibit is "Growing Hemp In New Zealand".

Past exhibits have included:

"Bitcoin & the SilkRoad"
"Hit for Six: the Story of Cannabis and Cricket"
"The History of the Otago University 420s"
"Uniquely Kiwi Cannabis Consumption Methods"

The museum is located in a property near Forbury Corner in South Dunedin that is known as "Legalise Cannabis House".

The house also features a computer lab and office, a digital multimedia studio, a DIY technology workshop, meeting rooms with home cinema, accommodation facilities, kitchen(catering available), garden and home gym with spa pool.

Hours 10-4 Every Day.

If you're looking for a unique place to stay in Dunedin and a one of a kind experience, check out the comfortable guest room. Originally set up as a refuge for fellow activists and our artists in residence, you can now also stay and have the opportunity to get up close with New Zealand's cannabis culture.

Media Studio
Legalise Cannabis House boasts an impressive array of modern digital communication tools. All the facilities you need to present your passion to the public. Come use one of the many computers to access the Internet on their Gigabit fibre broadband or use your own device on the free superfast WiFi. Learn to use the latest hardware and software to get your message out on social media, mainstream media and the web. Make a YouTube video, record a podcast or broadcast live from the media studio. Create, print and photocopy stunning graphics even in large format.

Function Venue
Whakamana Cannabis Museum is the ideal venue to host your function if you are a cannabis enthusiast. They can make their facilities available for birthday parties, club/society meetings, wedding receptions, gigs and more. The comfortable lounge facilities feature a stereo and projector, plus the use of the fully equipped kitchen. The fitness centre includes a rowing machine, inclined treadmill, stationary recumbent bike, weights and a 10 person spa pool.

Custom Tours
They also offer customised tours of Dunedin and the wider Otago region highlighting activities and points of interest to cannabis enthusiasts. As New Zealand's main University town, Dunedin has been home to a rich cannabis culture since time immemorial. Sites of natural beauty, wildlife and historical cannabis intrigue abound in the tours. Plus get the opportunity to see New Zealand's cannabis culture first hand at the world famous Otago University 420 sessions.


Post submitted by Abe Gray

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