Cannabis Cafes: The Future Is Looking Bright
Cannabis cafes have finally made their debut in the US, and the future is looking bright. I can’t think of a better pairing than cannabis and world-class comfort food. Cannabis-infused dining is on its way. With Lowell Farms in Los Angeles leading the way, cannabis cafes are creating an entirely new dining experience.
The legalization of cannabis in the US can be confusing. 15 states have now fully legalized marijuana for both recreational and medical purposes. However, it is still illegal on a federal level.
It is only a matter of time before it becomes legal federally across the country. Because of the confusion, business owners are hesitant to open cannabis restaurants for fear of being shut down. Fortunately, things are changing, and cannabis cafes are becoming a reality.
Changing the New Normal
Cannabis cafes are currently difficult to come by. Colorado has a few cannabis-friendly places to choose from, but none of them allow customers to smoke while dining.
Colorado has a few bakeries and coffee shops that feature cannabis choices for customers. Strava Craft Coffee and Blue Sparrow Cafe both offer cannabis-infused coffee and to-go edibles that you can pick up on your way out.
LA has become the first city to allow on-site consumption of marijuana to certain businesses. San Francisco is also one of the first major cities to hand out licenses for these new cannabis cafes.
As more states hop on board with these changing laws, cannabis cafes are about to get even better.
Setting the Gold Standard
Lowell Farms is paving the way for future cannabis companies to follow. Based in California, Lowell Farms has been selling premium flower for years. They have grade A quality weed, and now they have opened the first cannabis cafe in the states.
Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe is a game-changer. The cafe features incredible farm-to-table food. Customers are greeted by a professional budtender who can help them select the perfect flower to pair with their meal.
The scenery is rustic and comfortable. There are fans, ventilators, and plenty of hanging plants to help keep the restaurant as smoke-free as possible. Customers are allowed to smoke right at their table while they dine.
Overall, the atmosphere is incredibly chill and the food is delicious. The Lowell Farms Cannabis Cafe has set the gold standard for future restaurants to live up to.
Canada has recently fully legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use. This is an exciting change for the future of cannabis cafes.
Canada’s changing laws opens the door for major cities in both the US and Canada to start operating cannabis restaurants at the same time. Imagine cities like Toronto or San Francisco mixing cannabis with their five-star dining options.
Cannabis-infused dining could become a common thing around the world. With Canada and the US sharing a border, it is really cool to see both countries pushing for legalization at the same time.
As Canada changes its laws with the US, hopefully, the stigma surrounding weed will break apart.
The battle for legalization has been hard-fought here in the US. While there is still plenty more progress that needs to be made, the idea of having open cannabis restaurants has never seemed more attainable.
The global pandemic has certainly slowed the progress down, but with a vaccine on the way, countries are starting to bounce back. The idea of going out to eat at a restaurant doesn’t seem impossible anymore.
Cannabis cafes are a hopeful respite for the coming years. We could all use a break. Going out and enjoying a smoke with a delicious meal sounds like the perfect remedy.
I can imagine marijuana becoming just as common as alcohol. restaurants around the world could offer infused options on their menus, and maybe even have sections where you can smoke while you eat.
I can’t wait to see what the future of cannabis cafes look like, I have a feeling that it’s just getting better from here.