There has been a large movement across the country to legalize CBD and marijuana. California has led the way, legalizing the popular plant for recreational use. Unfortunately, California and the Los Angeles area have had a problem with illegal cannabis use in the past. The current regulations in California do not allow for cannabis consumption in locations where food and beverages are sold on the premises. Many businesses have gotten in trouble for violating these rules which have been put in place to prevent the sale of food and drinks that might be infused with CBD. While this might be veiled as an attempt to ensure that everyone stays safe, it does take away income from businesses that might seek to expand the CBD industry.
Innovation from Lowell Farms and Lowell Café
Lowell Farms is one of the industry leaders in terms of CBD and marijuana. The California company has worked hard to ensure that all of their products remain natural from seed to sale. Their organic CBD has taken the industry by storm as people from all backgrounds across the region have flocked to Lowell Farms to enjoy their high-quality products. Their organic cannabis flowers are always sustainably sourced and they pay their employees a living wage, believing that everyone should be able to provide for themselves and their family.
Now, Lowell Farms is pushing the industry in another way. There has been a lot of buzz around the restaurant that Lowell Farms is going to open later this month, called Lowell Café. Of course, as mentioned above, the current regulations in the state of California do not allow for the sale of food and beverages in locations where CBD and marijuana products are sold. Lowell Farms had to be creative to come up with a way to open the doors of their restaurant.
Lowell Café Pushing the Envelope
The goal of Lowell Café has to sell prepared food and beverages in locations where people were enjoying CBD products. In order to make this dream a reality, Lowell Farms had to set up their business a bit creatively. Lowell Farms was split into two separate businesses to remain in compliance with the laws in the state of California. One half of the business is a retail establishment, Lowell Farms. The other half of the business is a restaurant called Lowell Café. While customers might be a bit confused by the split, rest assured that Lowell Cafe will continue to provide the same high-quality service that people have come to expect from Lowell Farms. Customers likely won’t even notice the new dual business model. The entire space is now three different sections on a 20,000 square foot plot. There is a 1,600 square foot café where customers can order food and beverages but cannot consume cannabis. There is also a 2,500 square foot lounge where individuals can enjoy cannabis consumption. Finally, there is also an 1,800 square foot garden where individuals can individuals can enjoy cannabis as well.
Lowell Café Provides Award-Winning Food
Lowell Café is going to continue the high-quality tradition that people have come to expect from Lowell Farms. The food at the restaurant will be prepared by award-winning chef Andrea Drummer. Los Angeles Cannabis users now have a spot to smoke and munch down. As the first legal cannabis restaurant in the United States, people are already excited about the new business. The online reservations that have been set up for the restaurant sold out for the first 30 days in less than three hours. With all of the excitement, it will be interesting to watch Lowell Farms and Lowell Café continue to innovate the cannabis industry.