Lowell Cafe, the first fully licensed cannabis cafe in the United States, opens its doors in West Hollywood, California today, inviting patrons to pair a joint with its menu inspired by the flavor profiles of the plant.
“In harmony with the West Hollywood community, the restaurant will offer a first-of-its-kind nightlife experience,” a spokeswoman for the cafe told CNN. “Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe will serve as a welcoming and safe environment for all to enjoy and learn about consumption in the newly legal world of cannabis.”
Inside Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe
Customers who visit the cafe will be offered “table-side flower service” from a “flower host” and will be invited to choose a cannabis selection to be smoked on-site. Food and drink will also be available.
Courtesy of Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe
Head Chef Andrea Drummond, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Los Angeles, created a menu of California flavors to pair with the cafe’s cannabis offerings that includes miso-glazed pork belly, jalapeño mac and cheese bites, vegan nachos, sticky tamarind wings, house-made pickles, and avocado and white bean hummus.
Drummond launched the cooperative Elevation VIP in 2012, eventually becoming known for creating cannabis-infused cuisine for