Meeting up with friends for a smoke might soon be as commonplace as grabbing a drink during happy hour. Thanks to increasingly progressive laws allowing cannabis consumption in lounges dedicated to vaping, edibles, cannabis concentrates or both.  Consumption lounges are also subject to curfews – 10 p.m. in West Hollywood – and are prohibited from selling alcohol.

While Angelenos are looking forward to eight consumption cafes which are slated to open in West Hollywood this summer. In the meantime, there are other cannabis consumption cafes already open across the U.S.  Check out our four favorites stops within driving distance of L.A.

Moe Greens

This San Francisco spot has three levels of consumption lounges to enjoy. Located in the heart of SF, this chill space is perfect for chill evening or a night out on the town. Shop high-quality pre-roll, vape pens, edibles and flowers before heading to the brick-lined cannabis cafe.

Due to Prop. 64 ordinances, each cannabis lounge has a different focus. Choose from a vape lounge, smoking lounge and cannabis concentrate lounge. Vape in at The Playground, Moe Green’s largest space, light up at the High Roller Room or consume edibles in The Vault.

Barbary Coast

Expect first-class treatment at this San Francisco dab bar lounge. Sit down with a cannabis specialist to learn about different strains and dosages. Enjoy. cannabis at the Barbary Coast consumption lounge – open for medical or recreational use. The dab bar features all-quartz eNails which are said to produce smoother, longer hits.

Emerald Farm Tours

Take an inside look at cannabis production from seed to smoking lounge in the Bay Area. Emerald Farm Tours offers two different kinds of tours catered to cannabis lovers and their consumption habits.

The classic Cannabis Farms Tour is a seasonal favorite that allows guests to meet farmers and walk among cannabis plants at a local indoor farm. The Cannabis-infused City Cruise is a premier stoner-tour of San Francisco. Score deep discounts at dispensaries as you explore the city through a cannabis-infused lens. Look forward to a stop at Barbary Coast  on your way to Golden State Park. Other points of interest include the Financial District, Castro, the Haight-Ashbury district and Ocean Beach.

Oasis Cannabis

Sin City is also getting in on the cannabis tourism trend. Oasis, a cannabis megastore, plans to open a cannabis consumption cafe, pending legislation. This 24-hour location will offer recreational and medical cannabis for visitors over 21. Browse their stunning selection online before visiting and lighting up in their brand-new, soon-to-be-opened space. If you’re feeling lazy, they also offer a local delivery service for free.

As cannabis culture continues to flourish, more consumption lounges and cannabis-focused tours will inevitably follow. In the meantime, visit these pioneering lounges and enjoy riding the green wave of cannabis culture.

Posted by:Veronica An

Veronica enjoys good food, good company, and good music. She pens poems, short stories, op-ed articles, and non-fiction pieces. Her favorite place to write is under the California sunshine.

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