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May 22, 2023

Core Cannabis Museum will host opening for inaugural exhibit

rendering of storefront with orange door Courtesy / Core Cannabis Museum Rendering of Core Cannabis Museum under development last August.

A Portland cannabis museum is opening its inaugural exhibit, which will allow guests to gaze up at a cannabis canopy, sit at the grow light tables and enjoy a cannabis-inspired mocktail from the museum’s bar. 

The Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum, which was under development last August, is hosting the grand opening of "Seed 2 Soul" on Friday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at 555 Congress St.

The Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum is related to Portland’s adult-use cannabis dispensary, Seed, and will highlight the cannabis cultivation process and how prohibition has limited the evolution of the plant’s relationship to humans. 

“For nearly a century, the cultivation of cannabis has been an art in shadow, relegated to those willing to resist the prohibitions of American drug policy,” said April Arrasate, museum founder and executive director. “Through this exhibit, we’ll show how generations have adopted cultivation practices under the constraint of prohibition and partial legalization and how this has ultimately changed the chemical composition and genetics of the plant.”

"Seed 2 Soul" includes the loss of genetic diversity and trace cannabinoids due to prohibition; the lack of credible research on cannabinoids, which are now showing promise in the areas of tumor regression, weight loss, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease and other ailments; and the environmental impact of indoor cannabis cultivation facilities, which have an alarming carbon footprint and are mandated by many states that forbid outdoor cultivation.

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