Below is  the best report we’ve come across so far about the name change (most cannabis media are just parroting the name change press release)  via MRR ( Marijuana Retail Report) and the fuzzy explanation for the name change appears to be …

“This important social and historical establishment should belong to the cannabis community and industry, not any single cannabis corporation” .



Wikipedia reveals that the cafe is  part of the Lowell Herb company

After the city of West Hollywood approved lounges and eateries for cannabis consumption, the company announced that a rooftop restaurant known as Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe would open in 2019.[18] The cafe opened on October 1, 2019, becoming the first business to secure a fully legal cannabis consumption license in the United States.[19]


There’s also this  press release issued 20 August 2019 which headlines with.

Cannabis Brand Lowell Herb Co., Announces A-list Investors Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Mark Ronson, and Sarah Silverman

LOS ANGELESAug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Lowell Herb Co., one of the fastest-growing cannabis companies in California, announces its recent funding round with support from A-list investors Miley CyrusChris RockMark Ronson, and Sarah Silverman. These fans of the brand have been a big part of Lowell’s success, and have helped the brand reach a larger audience nationwide.

“We are thrilled to have such talented artists join our investment round, and we welcome them to the Lowell family. We are grateful to have such strong support from the creative community, and we are all looking forward to the end of cannabis prohibition,” said David Elias, Lowell Co-founder and CEO.

Here’s a David Elias bio and  he’s on You Tube singing his own praises


Have the restaurant operators fallen out with Elias and or his investors?

Did they just decide they didn’t like the name.

As yet we are non the wiser.



Announcing Original Cannabis Cafe, Formerly Lowell Cafe

Now officially known as Original Cannabis Cafe (@OGCannabisCafe), the historic first-of-its-kind restaurant is evolving from being associated with a corporate entity into a true home for the entire cannabis community and industry. The cafe is paving the way as the only restaurant in America where guests can openly consume cannabis and is a welcoming environment for people from all walks of life. 

“This important social and historical establishment should belong to the cannabis community and industry, not any single cannabis corporation. By no longer being branded with a single company, our Cannabis Cafe will focus on its goal of presenting our diners with as diverse a range as possible of cannabis from small independent growers and entrepreneurs.” said Executive Chef and Partner, Andrea Drummer. 

Tens of thousands of neighbors, cannabis-enthusiasts, and canna-curious patrons have dined and smoked at the Cannabis Cafe since opening October 1. The cafe continues to make headlines with global notoriety in it’s bold pursuit of the normalization of public cannabis consumption in society. 

“Since we opened our guests and employees have colloquially referred to the restaurant as the Cannabis Cafe, when talking about us to their friends and on social media. We’re excited to make the name change official as we focus on the community” said Ami Gan, VP of Marketing and Communications.

The Cannabis Cafe is home to the cannabis industry as a whole. The cafe’s cannabis menu offers over 100 strains of cannabis flower from 45 different growers. Complementing the flower experience, Chef Drummer offers a menu highlighting elevated comfort foods and seasonal dishes. Coming soon the Cannabis Cafe will be launching events including live music.

The Original Cannabis Cafe is focused on guest experience and its future as part of the community within the city of West Hollywood. 


The Original Cannabis Cafe is the first restaurant in America where guests can openly purchase and consume cannabis. Located in West Hollywood, CA the cafe offers farm-to-table cannabis and cuisine, with a menu developed by Executive Chef Andrea Drummer. The Owners include Chef Andrea Drummer, Social Activist Renee Nahum, 710 Labs and Famous Farms amongst others. For reservations visit and follow on Instagram @ogcannabiscafe.


Finally , here’s some punters visiting the cafe when it was still called Lowell