WINCHESTER — The city’s first hemp store has added a smoking lounge where adults can relax and socialize.
The Smoke Lodge, which occupies about half of Celebrity’s Hemp Dispensary at 326 S. Braddock St., is a laid-back venue where customers can enjoy pub food and an alcoholic beverage while sampling the CBD products — tinctures, gummies, oils, smokable plants and more — sold by its companion retail store that opened in late June.
Since recreational marijuana is now legal in Virginia, Smoke Lodge customers can even light up a joint. The only catch is, they’ll have to bring their own weed because retail sales of recreational marijuana won’t be allowed in the commonwealth until at least Jan. 1, 2024. Celebrity’s only sells the CBD component of cannabis, not the THC that gets you high.
Celebrity’s Hemp Dispensary and Smoke Lodge are owned and operated by Tiauntia Green and her fiancé, Marcus Shelton, both of whom are committed to running a respectable, top-notch establishment for responsible adults.
Admission to the Smoke Lodge is free for anyone who makes a purchase from Celebrity’s Hemp Dispensary. Otherwise, there is a $5 entry fee before 7 p.m. that climbs to $10 after 7 p.m. Visitors before 7 p.m. must be