The incorporated city of West Hollywood in Los Angeles is setting the stage to become a 420-themed tourism mecca, with a handful of restaurants in development will have cannabis on the menu.
First up is expected to be Lowell Café, one of eight restaurant and lounge concepts that will allow onsite cannabis smoking, vaping and consumption of edibles. The restaurant is scheduled to open in September.
Lowell is one of 16 businesses planning to combine cannabis and foodservice in some form that have won a first round of business licenses in West Hollywood. Others are in the works with the hope of opening in 2020 — though many say there are still regulatory hurdles to overcome.
Here’s a look at some of the restaurant concepts and the players behind them:
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