By PHYS.org – Dec , 2016
Smoke it, eat it, weave it, heal with it: a museum devoted to spreading the good word about pot opened on Friday in marijuana-friendly Uruguay.
The South American country is a global pioneer when it comes to cannabis: under a 2013 law, the government supervises its production as part of a plan to undermine drug traffickers.
Now, a museum in central Montevideo will help people learn more about one of the world’s oldest crops, according to its director, Eduardo Blasina.
“Cannabis has historically had so many different benefits,” he said. “It has been used as food, as a textile, to make fishing nets and paper, and today it is providing us with novel types of medicine,” he said.
Amsterdam, which also has a hash and marijuana museum, is contributing items for display, Blasina said.
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