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Marijuana Expo online is an Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum sidekick and initiative of old Sensi Seeds personel, to help this important museum to spread the word! You can find historical information, pictures and video or perhaps enough information to write an essay about this versatile and ancient plant.

Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

Since the opening in 1985 of the Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, almost a million interested people have visited this permanent exhibition. Each year, some 75,000 people from all parts of the world come to this exceptional cultural and knowledge centre at 148 Oudezijds Achterburgwal, in the heart of the Red-Light District. The museum is completely dedicated to the cannabis plant and its many uses. The Hash Marihuana Hemp Museum is unique in the world, and is much like a voyage of discovery that fits perfectly into a tourist visit to Amsterdam.
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The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

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'History, present and future of the cannabis plant'

Since the opening in 1985 of the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, almost a million interested people have visited this permanent exhibition. Each year, some 75,000 people from all parts of the world come to this exceptional cultural and knowledge centre at 148 Oudezijds Achterburgwal, in the heart of the Red-Light District. The museum is completely dedicated to the cannabis plant and its many uses. The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is unique in the world and is much like a voyage of discovery that fits perfectly into a tourist visit to Amsterdam.

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is unique in the world

The scent of genuine cannabis plants welcomes the visitor already when entering the museum. Inside, all aspects of hash and marihuana are fully explained. For instance, a photo collection shows how hashish is made in the traditional fashion in Afghanistan. In the Middle East, hash has been a stimulant for centuries. There is a large collection of traditional pipes from all over the world. And a collection of photos, posters, and magazines on the cannabis culture, ranging from the 19th century to the era of jazz and on to the contemporary pop culture.

The importance of cannabis in relation to the environment

The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum offers visitors extensive documentation and historical facts about today's use of the cannabis plant as well as about its medicinal, religious and cultural applications. In addition, attention is given to the importance of cannabis in relation to the environment, agriculture and industry. The museum shows that hemp has evolved to become one of Man's most valuable raw materials used in farming.

Although cannabis is still considered controversial in many places of the world, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum aims to provide an objective picture of this remarkable plant. It is to be expected that scientists will discover many more uses for the cannabis plant. At the museum, visitors will be able to gain a deeper insight into all of this, because it presents a wealth of information. In the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum, the past, present and future of the cannabis plant are merging together.

 

How Cannabis works on the brain

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For more than three thousand years, the psychoactive function of Cannabis has been praised and cherished throughout the world. Most of us have heard of THC, the essential component in Cannabis that produces the psychoactive effect that makes humans high. But did you know that the human brain possesses its very own natural equivalent to THC?

THC, the primary psychoactive component in Cannabis, is known to scientists as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol. It belongs to a group of chemical compounds called cannabinoids which are the different types of molecules present in Cannabis. Out of all the 66 cannabinoids present in Cannabis, THC, because of its widely appreciated psychoactive effects, is the only one that has reached celebrity status.

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Coffeeshops prove prohibition useless

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Studies show that the average use of cannabis in Holland is lower compared to the rest of Europe, even though marijuana (in small amounts) is freely available in the Netherlands.

This poses a dilemma for advocates of world-wide prohibition of this marijuana, who say that free access to cannabis automatically leads to an increases of use.  Marihuana is freely available in the Netherlands.

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That the earliest records of medical use of cannabis is that of Chinese emperor-herbalist Shen-Nung himself who, some five thousand years ago, recommended cannabis for various diseases and pains?