Tuesday, April 13, 2010

USA Hemp Museum's Grand Opening

The USA Hemp Museum, www.hempmuseum.org  is expanding from cyberspace and a car to a physical museum at 1358 S. Flower Street,  Los Angeles, CA. Though a traveling museum that has participated in shows, forums, and countless marches, this move gives the extensive collection a physical home to display the decades of collecting done by hempster Richard M. Davis, the museum's founder and curator.

Above photo of Richard M. Davis at the USA Hemp Museum's
new Flower Street location explaining hemp's honored place among 

The formal opening is in conjunction with the THC Expose, April 23-25, 2010 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where the museum will also be exhibiting. The museum is holding a free preview on Saturday afternoon, April 17th for both the press and public.

Davis' collection of thousands of hemp and hemp related artifacts make a powerful case for re-incorporating this useful crop that can be made into over 50,000 products to improve our quality of life i.e. hemp building materials, paper, medicine, food, T-shirts and other artifacts.  He has been running his museum from his car for decades and on line since the 1990's.  Though opening a physical museum has been a dream of Davis' for decades, "every time I would try to open up a brick and mortar museum, the potential landlord would say 'you can't smoke hemp here,' which meant that was not the place for me, so I kept moving the collection in my car.  A lot of work, but worth it. I must remain free to consume hemp when I want to."

 Statue of Native American with peace pipe.
Above photograph was taken at the front door of the museum.

In addition to his website, Davis is also the author of three books on the subject in his HEMP FOR VICTORY series, A Global Warming Solution (how hemp can help with our environmental problems), The Wonder Herb (a must read for medical marijuana patients and caregivers) and The Trillion Dollar Crop (hemp as an economic solution).

The grand opening is scheduled for April 23rd in conjunction with the THC Expose, a big hemp show held at the Los Angeles Convention Center April 23-25.

Part of the Hemp Rope and Twine display at the USA Hemp Museum's grand opening.

The press and public are invited to come by and view this unique, extraordinary collection.  Davis will be there to discuss the power of hemp as a tool we should be using to solve our problems now. 

Part of Hemp Fabrics Display

THC Expose tickets are available at the museum and on line at www.thcexpose.com. If you are in LA April 23-25, make sure you come by and check out the best hemp show yet.

For more information email Richard M. Davis.


Elisapeta said...

I think what you have collected is amazing, interesting and a piece of history! Keep up the footowrk for all of us HEMP supporters.

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