Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe is a new type of restaurant and lounge. Located in West Hollywood and opening on October 1st, people can smoke or vape weed in most of it (there’s a nonsmoking section as well). From Marijuana connoisseurs to people just curious about it, all are welcome here. There’s a dab bar for experienced guests and Flower Hosts for people who need guidance on what strain of cannabis to enjoy.
Smoking weed has been legal in California for a few years. Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe, which was three years in the making, was designed to make getting marijuana a more enjoyable and social experience than going to a dispensary. Lowell Farms worked with the governments of West Hollywood and California to create the first cannabis restaurant in the U.S.A.
While this restaurant and lounge accepts walk-ins, it’s a good idea to make a reservation. Reservations can be made up to a month in advance. They have set aside some tables for walk-ins but wait times can be long.
Every guest must bring either a valid state-issued driver’s license or passport to Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe. Guests must be 21 or older, even if they have a medical card. Marijuana can only be purchased using cash. After 10 pm, guests can bring their own marijuana to enjoy. Food and drinks can be purchased with a debit or credit card.
Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe will be open from 10 am to 2 am daily. Marijuana is sold between the hours of 10 am to 9:50 pm. Marijuana can be smoked after 9:50 pm, though, it just can’t be purchased. After 10 pm, there is a cover charge that ranges from $20 to $50 depending on the circumstances, such as what entertainment is planned for that evening.
It is possible to over-consume marijuana, especially for newcomers to this powerful herb. Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe recommends that guests start “low and slow.” They also point out that smoking marijuana is supposed to be enjoyed so rushing it misses the point. They offer low THC strains that newcomers should seriously consider consuming instead of more powerful ones. It’s often the case that a lighter dose provides a better high than a strong one.
This restaurant and lounge is an inclusive place. Nobody has to buy marijuana or smoke it while visiting. Nobody will be judged if they just want to enjoy the food, drinks, and ambiance.
Speaking of the food, the head chef is none other than the celebrated Andrea Drummer. She has been cooking food meant to be enjoyed with marijuana since 2012. Andrea Drummer is one of the top marijuana chefs in Los Angeles. She has crafted a unique menu of healthy, farm-to-table recipes. She sources the ingredients from local farmers markets so the menu is seasonal. These dishes are not infused with marijuana. If a guest does want an edible, there will be a limited supply of pre-packaged marijuana-infused foods available.
Lowell Farms is the company behind this restaurant and lounge. They got their start in 1909 when the original owner of the farm, William “Bull” Lowell, started growing marijuana. A local politician had laws passed to outlaw this as he felt this herb drew the wrong sort of crowd. Bull ignored the law which cost him the farm and landed him some jail time.
Lowell Farms grows organic, natural and high quality marijuana. They offer several varieties of products depending on the season. Their products are available in dispensaries across California and can also be ordered for delivery using third-party delivery companies.