Trailblazing Uruguay Lights up New Marijuana Museum

Uruguay was the first country in the world to fully legalize marijuana, making it a global leader in progressive drug policy.

Uruguay will soon be home to a new unique museum dedicated entirely to marijuana, a fitting attraction in the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis three years ago.

The Cannabis Museum will open its doors in the capital city of Montevideo on Friday, offering a permanent exposition showcasing the “diversity” of marijuana. Organizers herald the project as part of “continuing the rich history of freedoms that Uruguay has always adopted in an avant-garde way.”

The new initiative is set to be the first museum dedicated to cannabis in Latin America and the southern hemisphere. Part of its mission is to promote “biological and cultural diversity,” according to the museum’s Facebook page, while also serving as a “cultural club.”

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