Lowell Café, the Nation’s Initial Cannabis Lounge, Is Now the ‘Original Cannabis Café”


Lowell Café, which got worldwide coverage when it opened in October on La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood as the nation’s 1st cannabis consumption lounge, has announced that it is altering its name to the Original Cannabis Café.

An announcement of the name adjust says that Lowell “is evolving from getting linked with a corporate entity into a correct property for the whole cannabis neighborhood and business. The café is paving the way as the only restaurant in America exactly where guests can openly

consume cannabis and is a welcoming atmosphere for individuals from all walks of life.”

“Since we opened, our guests and personnel have colloquially referred to the restaurant as the Cannabis Cafe, when speaking about us to their pals and on social media,” mentioned Ami Gan, the vice president of marketing and advertising and communications. “We’re excited to make the name adjust official as we concentrate on the community”

Lowell is owned by Flore Flora LLC. Hollywood Reporter has reported that it was the concept of Sean Black and David Elias, co-founders of the Los Angeles-primarily based cannabis brand Lowell Herb Co., whose pre-rolled Lowell Smokes are sold at more than 300 dispensaries. A key supplier of the café’s cannabis goods is  Black and Elias’ Lowell Farms, which is identified for its campaign against the War on Drugs and against jail sentences for cannabis buyers.

Even though guests can consume each meals and cannabis goods, state law demands a particular separation. The meals is developed inside a restaurant on the building’s web site. It can be paid for by credit or debit card and can be delivered by restaurant servers to these sitting on the adjacent patio. On the patio, it is legal to consume or smoke cannabis goods that are delivered by a distinct group of servers and have to be paid for in money.

That strategy is a workaround state regulations that bar cannabis lounges from serving meals and which took impact right after Flore Flora’s application for a license from the City of West Hollywood was authorized.

Today’s announcement notes that the cafe’s cannabis menu delivers more than 100 strains of cannabis flowers from 45 distinct growers and quickly will be providing events with reside music. The adjacent restaurant, overseen by executive chef Andrea Drummer, delivers salads and sandwiches along with coffee and tea and juices but no cannabis-infused goods. Alcohol will not be served.  

“This significant social and historical establishment really should belong to the cannabis neighborhood and business, not any single cannabis corporation. By no longer getting branded with a single organization, our Cannabis Cafe will concentrate on its purpose of presenting our diners with as diverse a variety as probable of cannabis from modest independent growers and entrepreneurs,” mentioned Drummer.


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