The Standard Hotel Sells POT


Well...it's going to sell pot...legally. The Standard Hotel on Sunset Blvd is set to be the very first hotel in Los Angeles to open a marijuana store inside the hotel. Can you imagine what the rock stars of yesteryears who used to hang out at the Riot Hyatt would have thought about this?


Robert Rosenheck, founder and chief executive of L.A.-based Lord Jones, is the proprietor, and will sell everything in his 300 square feet space inside the famous hotel, from delectable treats infused with THC to “topicals” like lotion, (some of which contain THC, others made with hemp-derived CBD), along with what he describes as “a very tightly curated assortment of best-in-class products – including smokable product” by other brands.


Although there are already “bud and breakfasts” and hotels that allow cannabis consumption, “there’s nothing on the scale of what the Standard and Lord Jones are trying to do,” said Cynthia Salarizadeh, publisher of the Cannabis Trend Report and Cannabis Brand Report.  Drugs are nothing new to the Sunset Strip, but this will be the first time a legal pot shop, will open inside a hotel.  I guess after a long night of partying on the Sunset Strip, it makes perfect sense to be able to call down to room service for a wake and bake the next morning. "I'll take a joint with a side of pancakes please."


Standard International’s chief executive and managing partner, Amar Lalvani, sees putting Lord in the lobby in keeping with that tradition.  “We love the idea of connecting with people at the early stages [of their businesses], finding fun, interesting dynamic concepts and allow them to come to life in physical locations at our hotels,” he said.

Amar Lalvani, Standard International’s chief executive and managing partner
It's a pretty funny concept if you think about that famous episode of Sex And The City where Carrie comes to the West Coast and stays at the hotel but is horrified to find that she can't smoke ANYWHERE inside the Standard.


The building that now houses The Standard, Hollywood, was originally built in 1962 as the Thunderbird Motel, and had become a retirement home when Andre Balazs Properties purchased and remodeled it in 1999.   Original investors in the Hollywood hotel were Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Benicio del Toro, D'arcy Wretzky and James Iha.


We can't think of any place better than Sunset Blvd to bring the weed and hotel business together.  Lord Jones and the Standard Hotel....we ❤️ you.

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