Hollywood’s historic Paramount Studios has a new neighbor: the Weedmaps Museum of Weed, which opened officially Aug. 1 on the corner of Melrose and Cahuenga.

The 30,000-square-foot space features a winding, walk-through, chronological series of seven separate exhibitions tracing the history of marijuana.

The journey starts with the “pre-Prohibition” use of hemp in items ranging from a samurai warrior outfit to an early American flag, through the roaring ‘20s (“Age of Madness”), the psychedelic ‘60s (“Counterculture Revolution”), the ‘80s Reagan-inspired War on Drugs (“Behind Closed Doors,” “Entrapment”), the fight to free those unlawfully imprisoned (“Dose of Compassion”) and “Legalization.”

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Roy Trakin ~ Variety.com

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