By / October 31, 2019

California opens America’s first cannabis cafe

California has legally opened its first cannabis cafe in West Hollywood. It belongs to the manufacturer of organic cannabis, Lowell Herb.

The cafe operates from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m and they also sell local cannabis. Customers may legally buy and use marijuana in this special establishment.

The grand opening of America’s first cannabis cafe

The first cannabis cafe of its kind in the U.S. is Lowell Cafe. It’s owner Lowell Herb has been growing “organic cannabis” since 1909.

You can book a table 30 days in advance and you can also use cannabis brought with you at the cafe. To do this, you need to pay a “cork fee”. Only people aged 21 and over can go to the cafe.

Visitors of Lowell Cafe will be able to use the services of a special consultant. The consultant will tell customers about the different types of cannabis available and their effects.

Additionally, in order to avoid a strong smell of cannabis in the room, owners will use strong hoods.

West Hollywood authorities are about to issue seven more licenses to open marijuana establishments. At the same time, there are about 300 candidates for them.

Setting up a cannabis cafe
The first cannabis cafe opens in West Hollywood. (Source)

Cannabis regulations in the United States

Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in 11 states of the United States. The last one was issued in June 2019 in Illinois.

Additionally, the list includes Alaska, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington. It also includes the unincorporated territory of the Northern Mariana Islands.

West Hollywood created eight cannabis consumption licenses with more than 300 applicants. Lowell Farms was granted the first one.

As such, that makes Lowell Cafe the first business in the United States to have a fully legal cannabis consumption license.

Head chef at the cannabis cafe, Andrea Drummer had courses at Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles.

In 2012, she launched her cooperative, Elevation VIP. There, she became known for creating THC and CBD-infused cuisine. She has also hosted celebrities like Miguel and Wiz Khalifa.

What’s on the menu at Lowell Cafe?

At Lowell Farms, Drummer has created a menu that will be reflective of California flavors.

It will feature seasonal dishes that are complementary to the effects of THC. However, due to current cannabis laws, the cannabis cafe’s dishes will not be infused.

“In harmony with the West Hollywood community, the restaurant will offer a first-of-its-kind nightlife experience,” a spokeswoman told CNN, “Lowell Farms, A Cannabis Cafe, will serve as a welcoming and safe environment for all to enjoy and learn about consumption in the newly legal world of cannabis.”

Lowell Cafe, A Cannabis Cafe is now open for business.
The owner of the cafe believes they need a destination for everyone in the cannabis community. (Source)

Cannabis cafe atmosphere

In conclusion, the cafe will have its own version of a sommelier. They are calling it “tableside flower service.”

A Lowell Farms “flower host” will discuss the different strains available and explain their flavors and effects.

Guests will be able to smoke marijuana at the cannabis cafe using joints, pipes, and bongs. The 5,900-square-foot space will have both a smoking and non-smoking patio. However, the entire indoor space is a designated smoking area.

A Cannabis Cafe was created because we believed there needed to be a destination for everyone to openly enjoy cannabis in the community,” the cafe said in a statement.

“Lowell Cafe is a welcoming space for those who are cannabis connoisseurs and those who are canna-curious and looking to experience cannabis in a welcoming atmosphere.”


(Featured Image by Petr Sevcovic via Unsplash)

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