The Budget Breakdown
Lowell Café has already raised the bar because they were the first to set it. Hopefully the business model has sustainability for patrons that don’t mind dropping a good amount of money for the experience. We were not made aware of the “tokage fee” when we visited and did bring in our own pre-rolls. I brought a Lowell Farms branded pre-roll to kick off the experience out of respect and appreciation… but I would not be happy if later I learned that there was a $30 per person fee! A bit steep indeed and might I say at that point it’s more feasible to buy one of their pre-rolls starting at around $16-$45 depending on the menu, saving you the ginormous fee for a table of tokers. I was a bit thrown off by that, as I was really enjoying the idea of ordering food and smoking your own Cannabis at your table, after all I am ordering food… Luckily, we were there during a friends and family invite opportunity so the rules were not yet being enforced, but it’s good to note to be prepared to spend some extra dough for the Cannabis experience.
The Cannabis Menu
The ultimate experience all depends on your budget. The Cannabis menu
ranges with vape carts, pre-rolls, packs of pre-rolls, eighths, edibles, and concentrates sold by the gram. Here’s where it gets hazy and perhaps it’s a rule that isn’t technically enforced but, you can’t take any of the Cannabis products you buy there with you (I feel you shaking your head, I know!) I hope you can appreciate us keeping it real here at Cannapolitan. First off, Cannabis isn’t the same as alcohol. Most of us understand that you can’t by an alcoholic drink and take half of it home in an open container, that’s a given. But to spend money on Cannabis (that is priced over an average dispensary) and then not take home what you didn’t consume, is well for lack of a better term is wasteful and ludicrous
. I know zero Cannabis enthusiasts that are cool with buying Cannabis and then throwing away what couldn’t be consumed in the allotted hour and half table time. This is not sustainable for the majority of true Cannabis consumers. Whether that policy is enforced is really the bottom line. I watched videos online of other customers that came after the opening and were showing the package of pre-rolls that they purchased and still had a few left inside. The policy makes no sense, so let’s all agree to respect the neighborhood around the restaurant and take our left overs home and we’ll all be happy.