This isn’t your typical stoner crowd
The goal of Moe Greens, Haas says, is to provide people with a place to get high in a safe, clean, and comfortable environment that’s an ode to an older San Francisco -- including those who may be inexperienced with weed. People usually hang out for about 30 minutes or so, but as the lounge grows in popularity, a time policy may be put in place as a loose guideline.
What’s not a loose guideline, however, is Moe Green’s stance on alcohol, which is not allowed inside. Those who appear to be inebriated could be asked to take a breathalyzer, because as Haas says: “If you can’t drive, you probably shouldn’t be in here.”
Other things to know: everyone is asked to sign a waiver before they enter the lounge. You only have to sign it once, as it will then be attached to your profile. Moe Greens doesn’t sell any food or drink that isn’t medicated (there are, however, water stations and hydration is encouraged), but you can bring in a sandwich or a burrito to enjoy. Just don’t be that dude who brings in 12 large pizzas; it’s not that kind of place. Photos of you and you group are okay, but be respectful of other people’s privacy. And, if you’re getting good service, you’re definitely encouraged to tip.
Last, don’t be surprised if you’re sharing the space with a few people you wouldn’t expect. Like the three Connecticut ladies in their early 60s who stopped by recently to see what dabbing was all about. They liked it so much that the staff put them in the main room and brought them a portable unit -- and that’s the exact experience Haas wants everyone to have. “That’s our litmus test: if our mothers would be comfortable in here,” he says. It’s a test Moe Greens passed on opening night, when Haas got a thumbs up from his own mom. As weed becomes more accepted in SF, he says he looks forward to rolling out the green carpet for a diverse clientele (moms and grandmas included) in the days and months to come.