Fri. May 20th, 2022

West Hollywood’s Cannabis Café Neighbors Are Nervous

The USA first licensed cannabis cafe is set to open in West Hollywood, California. it happens be opening across the street from a synagogue.

“When the West Hollywood Business License Commission unanimously granted Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café a cannabis consumption license Tuesday, the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce was excited to see what the place would do for pot tourism in the area. Likewise, a neighborhood watch group was happy that the café would bring with it 24-hour security, and local parents were psyched that they’d have a place to get high away from their kids.

Still, others aren’t welcoming the news.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Rabbi Denise Eger of Congregation Kol Ami—which is across the street from the Café Lowell site on North La Brea Avenue—told the Commission that she was worried that the smell of weed would waft through her synagogue. On Wednesday, she followed up with an email:

“The business is to have outdoor space for smoking pot—and I don’t know why my congregation members and participants have to walk through clouds of marijuana to get to synagogue.” By Ian Spiegelman complete Article -> LaMag