Entrepreneurs behind Lowell Cafe find the business as a major turning point toward the end of prohibition in America
In some parts of America, hundreds of thousands of people are arrested each year for marijuana.
In West Hollywood, it’s on the dinner menu.
Lowell Cafe, opening next month in Los Angeles, is the country’s first legal cannabis restaurant, meaning the first business in the US licensed to serve dinners with both food and weed. Inside the marijuana restaurant and sofa, “budtenders” will greet patrons and help them navigate menus of joints, bong service, dab rigs and other cannabis treats that they are able to eat inside the cafe, alongside farm-to-table dishes.
Cannabis entrepreneurs in California see this new business as a next big step toward the” objective of proscription” in America, and a major turning point in the continuing effort to legalize marijuana for recreational and social use.
” Cannabis consumers have had to kind of be closeted ,” said the chef, Andrea Drummer, standing inside the Lowell kitchen on a recent afternoon while perfecting a mascarpone-filled crepe with peaches for the dessert menu.” To be able to engage in and devour in a space with like-minded people and not have it be secret and not feel judged, I think it’s an exceptional idea .”
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