Lowell Herb Co
Lowell Herb Co is a California-based organic cannabis farm. Lowell uses only organic fertilizer and all-natural materials during the farming process. The company sells packs of pre-rolled joints in varying blends including seasonal crops. Lowell has been recognized as the top preroll brand in California and received support from celebrities such as Miley Cyrus, Bella Thorne, Lil Wayne, Usher, Chelsea Handler and Miguel.
|David Elias, CEO|
Number of employees
The company claims the farm was originally established in 1909 by William "Bull" Lowell and was closed by Henry J. Finger in California in 1913. However, a 2018 profile in The New Yorker makes it clear that Lowell is a fictional character and that the company was actually established in 2017, "shortly after Proposition 64 reversed California’s marijuana prohibition."
Lowell uses only organic fertilizer and all-natural materials during the farming process. Green Entrepreneur ranked Lowell on its 2019 "Top 100 Cannabis Companies" list under the flower category.
Lowell Herb Co. debuted a "weed bouquet" in February 2017 as a Valentine's Day offering, which was available for delivery in the Los Angeles area. The company expanded the offering after its initial popularity. The bouquet is made with an ounce of Purple Princess accented with wildflowers and eucalyptus.
In June 2018, Lowell began hiring pardoned non-violent, marijuana-related offenders for package design, sales, marketing, distribution, shipping and customer service positions. The company asserted that many job applicants in the United States are removed from consideration for having misdemeanor or felony cannabis offenses. 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. The cafe opened on October 1, 2019, becoming the first business to secure a fully legal cannabis consumption license in the United States.
In 2019, Lowell collaborated with CJ Wallace, the son of rapper The Notorious B.I.G., and Think BIG to release The Frank White Creative Blend. The pre-roll pack was inspired by Biggie's "Frank White" alter-ego and uses a custom blend of Orange Sherbet, Banjo and Rattlesnake Sour Diesel.
In March 2017, the company released a weed flower crown aimed at Coachella participants. The crown featured Lowell's "Coachella Blend" cannabis and is available only to customers preordering the "Coachella pack" through Palm Springs Safe Access dispensary. After receiving a cease-and-desist letter from AEG Presents, the parent company of the music festival, concerning use of the name Coachella, Lowell changed the name of its Coachella products to "NotChilla".
- Jones, Christopher (2019-05-29). "Lowell Herb Co. CEO David Elias Builds a Bull Market Out West". mg Magazine – Cannabis News & Informaion. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
- Gina Mei (March 29, 2017). "Get Ready to Be the Queen of Coachella, Because Weed Floral Crowns Are Here". Cosmopolitan.
- Sam Eichner (June 13, 2017). "The Whole Foods-ification of Marijuana". Urban Daddy.
- Robert Anthony (February 2, 2017). "This Weed Bouquet Is The Perfect Way To Set The Bar High On Valentine's Day". Elite Daily.
- Nick Hines (February 22, 2017). "Forget Flowers: Your True Love Wants This Marijuana Bouquet". Jane St. Journal.
- "Lowell Smokes". The New Smoker.
- Dale H. Gieringer (1999). "The Origins of Cannabis Prohibition in California" (PDF). Contemporary Drug Problems.
- Williams, Nick (11 February 2019). "How Lowell Herb Co. Became America's First Great Weed Brand".
- "There Is Officially A Marijuana Bouquet Delivery Service, Because It's 2017". Sarcasm Society.
- Madison Margolin (July 6, 2017). "Meet Lowell Herb Co.: Community and Sales For Small, Family-Run Pot Farms". Jane Street.
- Goodyear, Dana (2018-07-16). "Puff, Puff, Hire". ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
- "The Green 100". GreenEntrepreneur. 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
- Elyse Wanshel (February 16, 2017). "This Dope Marijuana Bouquet Is What Romance Is All About". Huffington Post.
- Kate Wertheimer (January 31, 2017). "Send your sweetheart a marijuana bouquet this Valentine's Day". TimeOut.
- Steve Huff (February 3, 2017). "This Super Stoney Weed Bouquet Is The Ultimate Valentine's Day Gift". Maxim.
- Schilling, Mary Kaye (2018-06-15). "Pot Offenders Wanted: California's Lowell Herb Co.'s Novel Approach to Hiring". Newsweek. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
- "Lowell Herb makes pre-rolled marijuana joints and is looking to hire non-violent cannabis offenders". Daily News. 2018-05-17. Retrieved 2019-01-03.
- Holmes, Mona (2019-02-25). "West Hollywood's first-ever cannabis restaurant boasts a gorgeous open rooftop in rendering". Eater LA. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
- Kim, Allen (October 1, 2019). "The first cannabis cafe in the United States opens". CNN. Retrieved October 11, 2019.
- Erickson, Nate (2019-04-09). "The Notorious B.I.G.'s Son Just Launched a Weed Brand to Honor His Dad". Esquire. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
- Ellen Scott (March 30, 2017). "You can now get your very own weed flower crown for Coachella". Metro.
- Gerrick D. Kennedy (April 4, 2017). "One cannabis company really wants to cash in on Coachella". The Los Angeles Times.
- Polly Mosendz (April 10, 2017). "Coachella Isn't All That Chill About Its Brand". Bloomberg.
- Meaghan O'Neill (8 November 2018). "Designing for the New Culture of Cannabis". Architectural Digest. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
- Tony Bravo (5 December 2018). "Lowell Herb Co. is lighting up Hanukkah with eight days of cannabis". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 19 January 2019.