Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe

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A Brief History

In 2019, with marijuana becoming legal in more places, it was only a matter of time before a cannabis-centered restaurant opened. It took four years of hard work, but Lowell Farms; A Cannabis Cafe is set to open in California. This is no mere restaurant. Lowell Farms is a complete cannabis experience with a restaurant, a bar with mocktails that have an extra zing, and nightly special events that include things like music, comedy, and educational programs.

Digging Deeper

The Restaurant

While you won’t get to experience THC-infused food items during your experience, the menu at Lowell Farms has been designed to enhance the marijuana experience. You will find specially-created cuisine you can’t find anywhere else. Add a specialized mocktail like the Momilani or Fountain of Youth to take care of thirst. Your dining experience will find you in an atmosphere that is designed with all-natural materials like wood. Whether you are indoors or enjoying your meal on one of the two outdoor patios, one of which is for non-smokers, you will find plants everywhere. These are meant to help the state-of-the-art air filtration system to keep the air fresh and odor-free.  Special events are scheduled to take place on a daily basis. One night you can hear a symphony orchestra and the next night an educational presentation. Come back another night and you may experience comedy. Don’t forget the weekly brunch.

The Chef

Chef Andrea Drummer may be familiar to many of you. She appeared on Cooking on High. She is a former chef of the Executive Lounge at the Los Angeles Ritz-Carlton and has been a private chef to stars. Once a drug counselor, her goal is to create an environment that fosters the responsible use of marijuana, much like is done with alcohol. She creates every dish to enhance the taste and feel of the weed. All her ingredients are organic and sourced from local farmers, further enhancing the healthy environment of the cannabis restaurant. Andrea has also written two books on cooking with cannabis.

The Experience

Once in the smoking lounge, a trained Flower Host is ready to show you the menu. The Host will explain each of the offerings from taste to the type of high you can expect. They will then bring around a variety of desserts meant to enhance the experience. The restaurant offers bongs and dabbing and the Flower Host will roll your choice for a pleasant smoking experience.

Carrying It Home

Before you leave, take the time to stop by the onsite shop. Take home your favorite strain already pre-rolled, choose a special bong to remember your experience, or scoop a few edibles for some late-night snacking. All the weed sold at Lowell Farm is grown by them. The weed is completely organic, removing the dangers of pesticides and other contaminants. For those outside the area, you can order their quality flower and CBD products online at https://www.lowellfarms.com/.

Check out all they have to offer and do not forget to make reservations for America’s first cannabis restaurant when you are in the area. Plan on making it a full evening to sit back and chill while enjoying an evening of great food, live entertainment, and some of the best weed available.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Booth, Martin.  Cannabis: A History.  Picador, 2005.

The featured image in this article, a photograph by Tangledupinbleu chs of a billboard spotted in West Hollywood, California with tagline “Prohibition is almost over…” in August before opening in September 2019, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.


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