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Los Angeles’ First Cannabis Café to Open in August




Cannabis brand Lowell Herb Co. will be opening one of the first cannabis cafés in the Los Angeles area next month in West Hollywood, California. West Hollywood was the first city in Los Angeles County to allow recreational cannabis and was also the first city to accept applications for cannabis cafes and lounges.

Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café is set to offer a menu of cannabis for consumption on site using bongs, pipes, pre-rolls and vapes. State law prohibits the sale of alcohol and cannabis on the same premises, so the café will also offer virgin draft beverages like teas, coffees and juices in addition to CBD and THC-infused drinks. The Instagram handle of each farm source will be listed on the café menu. The café will also have budtenders to help guide and advise consumers on various strains of cannabis and even offer lessons on rolling a joint.

Food offerings will also be virgin and designed to play to a cannabis-enhanced sense of taste and smell, with a hope for cannabis-enhanced food in the future. Renowned cannabis chef and activist Andrea Drummer is also a part of the team and will lead the kitchen. The original plan was to offer food infused with up to 10mg of THC or CBD, but state and county regulations call for lab testing and childproof packaging. “We’re trying to be conservative in our interpretation of the laws; we’re waiting for the state and county to update their laws and work out the nuances for licensing, before we infuse food live on premises,” said Lowell Herb Co. co-founder Sean Black.

Lowell Herb Co. launched in 2017 has its own farm and has signed on small family farms all around California. The company is known for their pre-rolls and packaging made from recycled craft paper, as well as the viral Coachella cannabis flower crown in 2017.