At the World of Cannabis Museumour mission is to document and preserve the modern history of cannabis by collecting and protecting some of our culture’s most significant artwork, antiques, and artifacts, then displaying them to the public in as engaging, entertaining, and educational manner as possible.

We aim to strip away the myths and misinformation and present the truest possible version of cannabis history—as illustrated by the original items and first-hand accounts of the legendary figures that were actually involved. 

The history of the cannabis plant and its many uses by humanity dates back thousands of years and is well documented by historians and anthropologists. In fact, there are already a few museums devoted to it. Our vision, however, has a more specific focus: particularly, that of cannabis culture in the modern age.  

The World of Cannabis Museum will showcase the influence of cannabis in art, music, film, news, medicine, and politics throughout the past century. From the early days of prohibition and "reefer madness," to its modern-day mainstream momentum and everything in between: from the legendary growers and breeders who created and propagated all of the iconic strains, to the smugglers who distributed them across the globe; from the activists who have fought for legalization, to the celebrities who have embraced it; from America’s headshops to Amsterdam’s coffeeshops; from the counterculture of the 1960s, the excesses of the '70s, and the Drug War hysteria of the '80s, to the rise of medical marijuana in the '90s and the march toward legalization and mainstream acceptance in the new millennium—all of this and more we plan to explore in this unprecedented exhibition. 


We are currently still in the planning stage of this historic endeavor, and the location of our marijuana museum has not yet been determined. Our ultimate goal is to take this unprecedented exhibition on the road—showcasing it in a number of major cities across Europe and the United States in the years to come. In the meantime, you can stay informed about our progress by joining our mailing list and learn about various items from our collection—and about cannabis history in general—through our new blog, podcast, and video series (coming soon) called Cannthropology

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Bobby Black

Co-Founder &

Executive Director

An infamous icon of marijuana media with over a quarter-century of experience as a cannabis journalist and personality. Former senior editor, columnist, and 21-year veteran of High Times. Former editor for Sensi and GreenLeaf magazines. Host of our Cannthropology podcast. Former host of the podcast Blazin' With Bobby Black and Contact High on Sirius Radio. Co-founder of Higher Way Travel.

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Jair Velleman

Founder & Curator

An award-winning cannabis entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. Former co-owner of the Gavita lighting company and current co-owner of Dab Stars and Lbs. Distribution. Avid collector of rare cannabis-related artwork, antiques, and artifacts. The museum is Jair's dream—a way for him to give back to the cannabis community that has given him so much.

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We are humbled to count these legendary figures in the cannabis community among the honored contributors to the World of Cannabis Museum project.

John Sinclair

Legendary Activist/Poet


Keith Stroup

NORML Founder

Valerie Corral

Medical Cannabis

Cultivator / Activist

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Richard Cusick

High Times / NORML

Sam the Skunkman

Breeding Legend

Pat Ryan

Counterculture Artist