West Hollywood is all set to get the country’s first licensed restaurant featuring THC and CBD-infused food. Named Lowell Farms, the “first-of-its-kind” cannabis restaurant will also boast an open-air smoking area.
The restaurant menu — wherein all listed dishes will contain some quantity of either THC or CBD or both — will be drafted by Andrea Drummer, the founder of Elevation VIP COOP and a Le Cordon Bleu Trained Chef. Customers, however, will not be served alcohol as California law bars sites serving marijuana comestibles to do so. They can serve coffee, tea, juice and smoothies though.
Please note that this is the United State’s first brick-and-mortar cannabis restaurant and not the country’s first cannabis café. The latter title is held by NW Cannabis Club — formerly known as World Famous Cannabis Cafe — located in Portland, Oregon.
At NW Cannabis Club, members can consume cannabis products bought elsewhere along with the food and drinks offered by the café.
Similarly, in the United Kingdom, The Canna Kitchen has been showing the people of Brighton the ways to create a meal with marijuana.
In terms of aesthetics, the Lowell Farms design features a recognizable Hollywood brunch chic; you will come across walls of dangling succulents and cushioned lawn-type furniture in the dining area.
Although marijuana enthusiasts have welcomed Lowell Farms with open arms, there are a few complaining groups too. Located 300 feet away from the site, he synagogue Congregation Kol Ami has time and again expressed its disapproval, citing that clouds of marijuana smoke would bother its members, especially those who come seeking help with addiction problems or to attend its rooftop Friday night supper. In an email to the city council members, The congregation’s rabbi wrote: “I don’t understand why my congregation members and participants have to walk through clouds of cannabis to get to synagogue.”