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City envy: we want a rooftop cannabis restaurant like LA

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Since California legalised cannabis for recreational use last year, Los Angeles has seen the previously illicit plant sneaking on to menus across town. But a permanent, full-service restaurant with a weed-based menu? That’s new.

This summer, one of the state’s biggest cannabis brands is entering the culinary world with a rooftop restaurant in West Hollywood. At Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café, the green stuff will be ‘woven into every aspect of the dining experience’, with pesticide-free bud grown by Santa Barbara-based Lowell Farms. The menu is still being developed but will focus on seasonal dishes that can be ordered with or without THC and/or CBD.

Drop in for dinner or brunch service and you’ll find salads, sandwiches, revamped comfort classics and desserts. Because LA recently outlawed THC and CBD in cocktails, the café won’t be serving alcohol, instead promising an emphasis on non-alcoholic beverages, including teas, coffees, juices and smoothies.

The rooftop restaurant will be lush with greenery in more ways than one: the goal is to fill the space with vines, trees and potted plants. London may not have LA’s year-round sunshine, but it sure loves a rooftop restaurant – and one day, maybe there’ll be one where eating out gets a little more psychotropic.

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