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Hemp Museum Gallery

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Hemp Museum Gallery

Barcelona, like Amsterdam, is a prime destination on the "marijuana tourism" map. There, Spanish citizens are allowed to grow marihuana in small quantities for personal use. However, the sale, purchase and transit of the drug are strictly forbidden. Now, Barcelona has become the second European city after Amsterdam to house a Hemp Museum Gallery. It can be found in the Gothic quarter of the city in the historic 15th-century Palau Mornau, which is also a protected cultural site. The gallery was set up by collector Ben Dronkers, the founder of Amsterdam's Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum. Its exposition tells a great deal about the use of hemp in medicine, the fashion industry, agriculture, science, art - and, of course, as a recreational drug in the form of hashish and marijuana. The museum has a large collection of bottles with hemp-based medicines from as far back as the 19th century, along with various artefacts connected with their use. Among the curiosities are unique Dutch 16th and 17th century art works depicting erstwhile "smoke houses" (rookhuizen) - the equivalent of Amsterdam's modern-day coffee shops - as well as an aquarelle of hemp spinners by 20th-century classic Piet Mondrian. Psychedelic and political posters, clothing, shoes, accessories, oils, and even car door panels made from hemp fibres complete the exhibition.


35 C/ Ample, Carrer Ample 33
hempmuseumgallery.org

06/2012

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