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 the central business district (which we plan to restore to its former glory).

Our exhibition space features permanent displays of cannabis consumption devices, memorabilia from places with legal cannabis, and hemp products just to name a few.

Our vast collection of cannabis related archival material is just waiting to be discovered. The Whakamana Cannabis Library features over 100 books about cannabis along with books about politics, other drugs, ancient cultures and many other topics.


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

Our current exhibit is "Growing Hemp In New Zealand".

Past exhibits have included:

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