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America’s First Cannabis Cafe Is Open for Business

October 2nd 19__Kristin Houser__Filed Under: Future Society
Lowell Herb Co.

Munchie Destroyer

On Tuesday, the Lowell Cafe opened in West Hollywood, California — and the restaurant is unlike any other in the United States.

“For over a century we’ve been forced to hide cannabis consumption out of public view, but that time is now over,” the cafe writes on its website. “We’re proud to announce Lowell Cafe — America’s first cannabis cafe serving farm fresh food, coffee, juice, and cannabis daily.”

Marijuana Menu

The Lowell Cafe is a 21+ establishment featuring 240 seats and both indoor and outdoor dining spaces. To ensure the interior spaces aren’t thick with smoke, the restaurant features a high-tech air filtration system.

While the chefs at the Lowell Cafe won’t serve marijuana-infused foods, prepackaged marijuana edibles are available for purchase on site. Patrons can also purchase cannabis flowers, vapes, concentrates, and extracts — and then consume them right at their table.

More to Come

Californians have been allowed to purchase cannabis for recreational use since January 2018, and the state is now home to more licensed cannabis operators than any other.

The Lowell Cafe won’t be the only restaurant to serve Californians marijuana for long, either — West Hollywood has already awarded seven other cafes or restaurants licenses allowing for the public consumption of cannabis.

READ MORE: America’s first cannabis cafe opens in California – in pictures [The Guardian]

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