Meet Andrea Drummer,

the Black Chef Behind the First Weed-Infused Cafe in America

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Chef Andrea Drummer has used her love for cooking and desire to focus on generational wealth to open the doors of America’s first weed-infused cafe. 

The South Florida native 

originally had the idea to create a business that was a farm-to-table restaurant before she decided to pair different meals with various weed strains.

Now she’s opened Cannabis Cafe — located in West Hollywood Hills — where she serves as both Executive Chef and head partner. 

Her vision to incorporate this idea started about four years ago as an executive producer on a project she worked on with Spotify.

I was executive producing a project with Spotify called, Breaking Bread. They compile a group of characters to sit around a table & consume a 4-6 course [cannabis] menu that I would prepare for them. 

I noticed that a lot of them were all industry guys. I wanted to find a product that aligned with the brand that I was putting forth, and provide the cannabis. 

I noticed that a lot of them were all industry guys. I wanted to find a product that aligned with the brand that I was putting forth, and provide the cannabis. 

I noticed that a lot of them were all industry guys, and had very high tolerance. I wanted to find a product that aligned with the brand that I was putting forth, and provide the cannabis as well. 

 So we found Lowell (a popular cannabis farm and brand) & it was a match made in heaven.

Drummer’s mission is to elevate other people of color and women like her who are not only tied into the cannabis industry but looking to make a change from within. 

When I’ve done all that I can do, I would hope that I am able to impact generational wealth for black and brown communities.

Being named an industry pioneer & partner of the U.S.’s first cannabis cafe all equate to those polarizing monikers that, at the end of the day, I hope will serve as stepping stones to that end goal.

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