Lowell Farms has emerged as one of the United States’ leading marijuana brands in the past few years. This is a high-end grower that grows its weed naturally. They don’t use synthetic pesticides and only use organic fertilizers. Following a “seed to sale” philosophy, they sell natural cannabis products that are sold in natural and sustainable packages.
It was in 2017 that Lowell Farms had a viral moment. They crafted a $55 smokable headpiece for Coachella called the “weed flower crown.” Everyone wanted to wear this at the Coachella festival held in Indio, California. They had created a “Coachella blend” for this festival that had marijuana strains such as “Chocolate Hashberry” and “Dog Walker.” This prompted the national media to start reporting on them.
People in California love Lowell Farms and its products. Their natural cannabis is sold as prerolls, CBD, flowers, and marijuana concentrate. The products are available on their website and in dispensaries across California. CBD oil can be shipped across the nation.
People also love this company because it creates natural cannabis products and treats its workers well. Their joints are rolled with recycled craft paper. Every one of their farmers earns a living wage. They started testing for pesticides long before California started requiring it. Their single joints are sold in glass tubes rather than plastic. The glass is food-grade, recyclable, and BPA-free.
Last May, Lowell Farms showed its commitment to social justice. They want an end to the War on Drugs, which has resulted in absurdly long prison sentences for marijuana infractions. Outside of the Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail, they rented a billboard that said, “Recently Pardoned? We’re Hiring.” They also hired a former nursing student who lost her scholarship because marijuana and a pipe were discovered in her purse.
Lowell Farms is expanding its farms to meet demand. They recently bought a 63-acre farm in the Santa Ynez Valley. They also partner with small, family-owned farmers who share their values.
In Los Angeles, they are opening the first cannabis restaurant in the United States. This is Lowell Cafe, which will make its debut on September 24th. A restaurant and lounge, it is two separate businesses due to how state and local laws work in regards to marijuana. One business provides guests with food and drinks. The other business provides a space to smoke natural cannabis and sells it. Lowell Farms set Lowell Cafe up this way so that everything is done legally.
There are three sections in Lowell Cafe. In the cafe, people can’t smoke pot. They can only buy and consume food and drinks. They also have a counter where people can buy from a small amount of infused-edibles, plus all of Lowell’s products, and take them home. There is an indoor lounge and outdoor garden where people can smoke pot. Guests in these sections can have food and drinks delivered to their tables.
The head chef of the Lowell Cafe is Andrea Drummer. She is a well-known chef that works with pot. She usually infuses her food with weed but isn’t doing so at Lowell Cafe due to California laws. She is instead creating food that will appeal to people who are smoking weed. They have heightened senses and will appreciate what she has come up with.
Andrea Drummer appeared in the first issue of Kitchen Toke in 2017. She was also a competitor in Netflix’s “Cooking on High” series. She joined many people who have graduated from culinary school and decided to head directly into the marijuana industry. One of her concoctions is “What the Fig” which is a drink that contains figs, Gold Bar Whisky, and the pot strain Blue Dream.