Lowell Cafe opens in West Hollywood as the US' first cannabis cafe
As reported here previously, the Lowell Cafe opened this week in West Hollywood, under a new license that makes it the first cannabis cafe of its kind in the United States. Like a lot of places in the country, the cafe will sell you cannabis (flower, edibles, or you can even bring your own), but unlike a lot of places in the country, you can actually sit and enjoy it right there on site. Adults enjoying cannabis in public without anyone getting hurt or killed? What a concept!
Eater Los Angeles has an excellent gallery showing off the beautiful space (so many plants! and those stools are gorgeous!), and Ganjapreneur has a rundown of the menu, which includes miso-glazed pork belly, vegan nachos, and sticky tamarind wings. It sounds delicious, and it would probably be even more delicious paired with a joint or a bowl. Most of the cannabis comes from Lowell Farms (the organic farm that shares owners with the cafe), but it’s a rotating menu, so flower offerings will likely change as time goes on.
You do need to be 21 or older to consume on site, but apparently the restaurant is fitted with a state-of-the-art air filtering system, so secondhand smoke isn’t even a concern. There’s no smoking on the front patio, and apparently you can’t take unfinished product home (though you can take food home), so make sure you smoke what you have while you’re there.
Right now, the cafe in West Hollywood is open from 10am to 10pm, but by Halloween they’re hoping to stay open to 2am, and in November hoping to expand even further from 8am. We’re based just south of Los Angeles in Carlsbad, but maybe the next time we’re up in LA, we’ll stop by and take a look for ourselves. And so far, there’s not even one single portal to hell full of demons that’s opened up in the restaurant — maybe all of those cannabis opponent fears turned out to be unfounded after all!