With a newly opened restaurant, marijuana brand Lowell Farms combines cannabis and cuisine in the USA's first café of its kind

Cannabis has been legal California for a while, but the Golden State is just now opening its doors to new kinds of marijuana experiences. In a new beginning for the state, Lowell Farms, California's first-ever cannabis-friendly restaurant, has opened its doors in Los Angeles.

The aim is to provide a community space where guests can participate in consumption socially, as regulations currently don't allow use in public spaces. The café is overseen by head chef Andrea Drummer, who has experience in crafting THC-infused dishes. The menu offers modern takes on Californian cuisine, each designed to complement marijuana. Importantly, the dishes are not cannabis-infused because of national legislation.

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Visitors can smoke from a variety of Lowell Farms strains, each offered by a “flower host” who discusses the feel and taste of the bud. Filling two patios, one smoking and one non-smoking, plus an indoor smoking space, the cafe allows guests to enjoy cannabis in plenty of different forms and spaces. The restaurant also includes a bar and cozy tables and banquettes.

Lowell Farms started as a cannabis company, but when the opportunity to expand into high dining came along, it was too good to pass up. Out of a pool of 300 cannabis consumption license applicants, only eight were awarded. Now, Lowell Farms is making history as the first cannabis café in the United States.

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Cannabis has been legal California for a while, but the Golden State is just now opening its doors to new kinds of marijuana experiences. In a new beginning for the state, Lowell Farms, California's first-ever cannabis-friendly restaurant, has opened its doors in Los Angeles.

The aim is to provide a community space where guests can participate in consumption socially, as regulations currently don't allow use in public spaces. The café is overseen by head chef Andrea Drummer, who has experience in crafting THC-infused dishes. The menu offers modern takes on Californian cuisine, each designed to complement marijuana. Importantly, the dishes are not cannabis-infused because of national legislation.