Since its decriminalization and legalization in parts of the country, cannabis has spawned a robust industry that includes tourism and food—well beyond gummies and brownies. Los Angeles–based chef Andrea Drummer runs Elevation VIP Cooperative, a medicinal marijuana dispensary that specializes in infused haute cuisine. This summer, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Café will open in West Hollywood, with Drummer at the helm. Furthermore talked with the chef about the origins of her business and how she approaches cannabis cookery.
This interview has been edited and condensed for publication.