The country’s first-ever legal cannabis café is opening in West Hollywood, California this September, but not everyone is down with 420.
It was only a matter of time before the first cannabis restaurant came to light, and this one is by popular marijuana brand Lowell Herb Co. and will call the eatery Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe.
The café will serve food and non-alcoholic drinks during the day, plus cannabis products from Lowell Herb Co. and other local pot purveyors. At 9 p.m. the cannabis bar will open.
The company recently signed a lease in West Hollywood. Judging from the renderings, Lowell Farms appears to be a rooftop restaurant with expansive views, a mostly outdoor dining area, communal tables and live (non-cannabis) plants.
As the first legal pot café, Lowell is something of a noble experiment. The city will monitor it for a year until its license expires to evaluate it impact on the community.
Andrea Drummer will lead in the kitchen and build cannabis into every dish. A veteran cannabis chef, Drummer produced private marijuana events throughout Los Angeles since 2012 with her business, Elevation VIP Coop. Her menu will feature fresh and seasonal dishes using Lowell’s cannabis which can include THC (which creates a high), the non-psychoactive CBD, or both.
State law prohibits the consumption of both alcochol and cannabis on the same premises, so Lowell Farms will make do without alcohol by placing an emphasis on teas, single-origin coffees, fresh juices and smoothies.
As a cannabis product business, Lowell developed a following for producing stylish joints with a matchbox attached from naturally-grown cannabis.