Cannabition: World's first interactive marijuana museum opens in Las Vegas

But leave your bong at home – consuming the drug in public isn’t permitted

Helen Coffey
Friday 21 September 2018 13:30 BST
Cannabition is designed to destigmatise marijuana use
Cannabition is designed to destigmatise marijuana use (AP)

Sin City just got a little more sinful after Cannabition, the world’s first interactive museum celebrating all things cannabis, opened in Las Vegas, Nevada on 20 September.

Exhibiting the world’s largest bong (24ft tall and fully operational) and cuddly fake marijuana buds, the attraction is aimed squarely at destigmatising marijuana use, according to museum founder J.J. Walker.

Giant spliff, anyone? (AP)

Each room tells a different story about the cannabis plant, allowing visitors to witness cultivation and harvest before sliding into a giant pool of nugs and landing in the Ritual Room. “Here, guests immerse themselves in the culture of cannabis, from the social smoke sesh to the biggest bong rip,” says the website.

The opening comes 15 months after it became legal for adults in Nevada to buy marijuana for recreational use. Sales have far outstripped state projections.

However, consuming the drug in public is still banned, so museum goers will have to wait until they get home to light up.

Nine US states and Washington, DC, have so far legalised recreational marijuana use, including Oregon, Alaska, Maine and Colorado.

The attraction is set up for the social media generation, with lighting of exhibits – one of which is a giant spliff visitors can pretend to smoke – carefully planned to allow for the perfect selfie.

It’s located in the heart of Downtown but only those 21 and over can buy tickets, priced from $24.20.

It’s not the first unusual museum to open in the US in 2018.

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The museum of selfies opened as a pop-up in LA from April to the end of May this year, offering visitors the chance to unleash their inner narcissist through a collection of madcap rooms, from a 3D Van Gogh painting brought to life to a throne adorned with smartphones.

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