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Emerging Trends in Cannabis: The Cannabis Cafe

Throughout the past few years, cannabis cafes have been popping up around the nation, becoming the new, trending way to purchase and consume cannabis products. Usually a combination dispensary and eatery, these cafe styles vary by location and state.

Currently, cannabis cafes are not legally permitted to serve cannabis-infused food.  Instead, they serve a widely-varied non-medicated menu designed to compliment the effects of the (usually inhalable) cannabis they serve.

Cafes have cropped around the country wherever recreational cannabis laws allow, including California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Michigan, with California and Nevada currently leading the country for the most locations.

The first cannabis café, Lowell Farms, open in California opened in 2019, designed to be a space where people can relax, smoke safely, and indulge in great food. It features two separate menus, a cannabis menu and a food menu.  The cannabis menu lists rentable glass pieces, flower, concentrates, edibles, and more.  The food and drinks menu, which is made up of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and other typical restaurant fare, can be ordered from by consuming or non-consuming customers alike.

Cannabis Cafes are still in their infancy, developing into a culture entirely their own. With the cannabis industry continuing to grow and evolve throughout the nation, this trendy new form of dispensary is bound to spread. Consumers are continuing to seek new ways to partake of cannabis, and this is just the beginning of a new atmosphere to do so.



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