Doors could open within the next couple months.
We’ve been following the story of the popular marijuana brand Lowell Herb Co. and its ventures in building Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe – the first of its kind to be built in the nation. On the evening of July 16, the city’s Business License Commission made a game-changing decision to move forward with the construction of WeHo’s first cannabis consumption infrastructure! [Featured photos: Lowell Farms]
Though the café’s space was approved, the Jewish synagogue across the street isn’t too happy about it. Jewish synagogue Congregation Kol Ami and Rabbi Eger raised the community’s concern about the cannabis restaurant across the street stating their worry about clouds of smoke causing contact high as well as members who are participating in a 12-step program. The rabbi asked for the business license to be rejected despite Lowell Farms promise for an air filtration system like the ones used in casinos.
The committee came to a historic unanimous approval to move forward with the project. Since cannabis consumption area licenses are only good for a year so skeptics will be watching closely to make sure the business is following the law.
The entire process to get this first-of-its-kind café up and running has been quite the ride. Back in December, applicants spent tens of thousands of dollars to receive a permit in regards to the up-and-coming cannabis industry; only eight edibles-only consumption cafes, and eight consumption lounges where cannabis smoking, vaping, and edibles can be consumed on-site, were approved.
As for an opening date – earlier this year the café was hoping to open its doors sometime this summer but have no reports on the current construction status.
To read more about Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, click here!
Also published on Medium.