Cannabis connoisseurs looking to get into the holiday spirit early gathered at Los Angeles’ Original Cannabis Cafe for a Kushmas celebration on Sunday night (Dec. 3).
In partnership with Weedmaps, the event also served as a re-opening for the space that formerly housed the Lowell Cafe — an early entrant in the consumption lounge space that shuttered due, in large part, to the Covid-19 pandemic — the evening was aptly billed as an “Elevated Holiday Event.”
Upon walking inside, you’re immediately greeted with a goodie bag from Weedmaps, and a tray full of pre-rolls courtesy of Dizzies and Helena Farms — two of the house brands on the menu at OG Cannabis Cafe, alongside Huxley’s and WAV.
One of the main distinctions between this cafe and its previous iteration had to be the diversity in the menu of cannabis products. Lowell’s extensive menu of cannabis products was reminiscent of a menu at a restaurant, with pages of options and brands for you to choose from. OG Cannabis Cafe on the other hand, only carries its own products — but that doesn’t take away from their wide variety of flavors.
The evening was hosted by Mr. And Mrs. Canna Clause, who walked around with a large sack full of goodies. Guests were able to stick their hand inside to retrieve a prize. Taking place in the early evening, it was a packed house as everyone cherished the moment of being able to freely smoke their joints outside (with heaters and blankets provided), as well as hit the Stundenglass gravity bongs that were conveniently placed on the tables.
Right next door is a beer garden, serving wine, beer and sangria that 100 percent compliant, as long as you don’t bring alcohol into the cannabis area.
While the Kushmas Sweater contest was the main attraction, the food was a close second as waiters served delicious items such as mac and cheese balls with tomato soup, Ahi tuna tacos. honey chicken tenders, beef sliders and mini ice cream sandwiches and churro bites for dessert.
The return of the OG Cannabis Cafe was much anticipated and Weedmaps saw the partnership as a natural fit. Said the company’s Regional Marketing Manager Brittany Carr: “We’ve been trying to do some more insider community events. This was the perfect opportunity within the space where we could serve food, serve good weed, as well as serve wine and beer next door. It’s really to get cannabis enthusiasts, cannabis users, and friends of the plant as well in the same place.”