ONSITE CANNABIS CONSUMPTION LOUNGES IN CALIFORNIA
Cal NORML has compiled the following list of current onsite consumption lounges in California to share with our members and supporters. Email us if you operate or know of a consumption lounge that you’d like added to this list.
Also, see comprehensive listings of California NORML business members in our Cannabis Dispensaries and Delivery directory. Support the businesses that support reform!
Under California state law, cannabis retailers can open on-site cannabis consumption spaces, with local approval. Some are moving forward (see list below) while others, like Los Angeles and Berkeley, have resisted consumption rooms altogether, as anti-tobacco forces have falsely conflate cannabis smoke with tobacco and show up at local meetings to fight off our rights. Help us make cannabis consumption allowed across California!
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Information about opening and operating a consumption lounge from Cal NORML board member and attorney Lauren Mendelsohn.
Finding community, changing society: the importance of consumption lounges
By Dr. Amanda Reiman
A pending California bill, AB 374 (Haney) seeks to expand on the activities that cannabis retailers may engage in. It states that a local jurisdiction may allow activities including, but not limited to, selling non-cannabis-infused food, selling nonalcoholic beverages, and selling tickets for live musical or other performances. The bill would authorize a local jurisdiction to allow for the preparation or sale of noncannabis food or beverage products by a licensed retailer or microbusiness in the area where the consumption of cannabis is allowed. Tell Governor Newsom to Sign AB 374.
8/15/2023 – Cotati approves first of its kind cannabis lounge
Cotati planner JP Harries said he used two cannabis events at the site as tests for what might be expected when the lounge is operational. “There was simply no odor coming from the event,” Harries said. “As I walked the perimeter, I could actually smell Burger King more than anything.” Mercy is also pairing with researchers at UC San Diego and with the California Highway Patrol to study the effects of cannabis consumption on drivers; all patrons will receive a “Driving High is a DUI” pamphlet.
8/14/2023 – CONSUMPTION COUNTRY: THE VAULT
Owner Rich Eaton says revenues double on bingo Wednesdays, and ticketed events see an even larger return. However, he says, the absence of an in-house kitchen, or even the ability to have a barista, is holding the business back from being truly realized. He says it’s important that regulators understand that cannabis consumers do not parallel alcohol consumers and that these businesses simply need more than what the state is allowing them. “The consumption amount is way less — and I mean, way less — than alcohol,” Eaton says. “With alcohol, you could sit there and drink four or five vodka tonics in the course of two and a half hours, but you’re not going to smoke four joints.”
ONSITE CANNABIS CONSUMPTION LOUNGES IN CALIFORNIA
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242 Main Street, Weed, CA 96094
Papa & Barkley Social Dispensary
4325 Broadway, Eureka CA 95503
Cotati approves first of its kind cannabis lounge
The new cannabis lounge will take over the former Grav South Brewing company storefront – adjacent to Mercy Wellness’s current retail storefront on Redwood Drive.
952 Mission Street, San Francisco
1276 Market St, San Francisco
Mission Cannabis Club
2441 Mission St., San Francisco
Union Station San Francisco
2075 Mission St., San Francisco
5770 Peladeau Street, Emeryville
338 West D Street, Lemoore, CA 93245
Oceans Dispensary & Lounge
1101 E Ocean Avenue, Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 742 – 8787
1101 E Ocean Ave Suite A, Lompoc, CA
Coachella Valley Green Dragon
353 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
OG Arabian Nights
232 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Four Twenty Bank
A consumption lounge plus two 800-square-foot VIP rooms that can be rented for special occasions plus a fully functioning, 555-person-capacity venue that hosts live music, DJ sets, puff-and-paint events and wellness-weekend drum circles and sound baths.
296 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262
Palm Springs’ first social equity dispensary, on the city’s main drag.
150 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, California 92262
Reefer Madness Dispensary & Lounge
This LGBTQ-owned dispensary and lounge with an Alice in Wonderland theme is one mile from the Palm Springs International Airport.
4693 Ramon Road, Palm Springs, California 92264
7717 Santa Monica Blvd.
The Studio Lounge at The Artists Tree
8625 Santa Monica Blvd 2nd Floor, West Hollywood, CA 90069
8271 Santa Monica Blvd
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