About

Whakamana Cannabis Museum is a centre for Cannabis education, information, and law reform activism; based in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Established in 2013, and now occupying a three-storey historic building in Dunedin's Central Business District (which we plan to restore to its former glory):

Our in-house eatery -- Whakamana Café provides a selection of mouth-watering munchies and ethanol-free drinks.

Our exhibition space features a number of permanent displays of cannabis consumption devices, products and memorabilia from places where cannabis is legal, a variety of hemp products; and much more.

Our vast collection of cannabis related archival material is just waiting to be discovered: The Whakamana Cannabis Library features over 100 books about cannabis, in addition to a plethora of books regarding ancient cultures, drugs in general, politics, and other topics.

Our 420 friendly members' space (where our social club meets, and where we regularly host a variety of special events) -- contains such amusements as: foosball, and a table-tennis table; table-top boardgames, modern gaming consoles, and vintage arcade gaming machines; art supplies, and musical instruments; digital projectors, free WiFi, (and much more).

Our co-working space provides offices, studios, and a meeting-space for cannabis friendly activists, artists and entrepeneurs.

And our media production facilities which assist in bringing the creative visions of New Zealand's vibrant cannabis culture to life!


We produce major original interactive exhibits on cannabis-related topics that change regularly:

Our current exhibit is "What Is Medicinal Cannabis?".

Past exhibits have included:

  • "Growing Hemp In New Zealand"
  • "Bitcoin & The SilkRoad"
  • "Hit for Six: the Story of Cannabis and Cricket"
  • "The History of the Otago University 420s"
  • "Uniquely Kiwi Cannabis Consumption Methods"