Kathleen Foster has been waiting her whole adult life for a place to consume cannabis in a bar-like setting.
At 71, the Oxnard resident said Wednesday the dream has become a reality.
Wheelhouse Cannabis Lounge in Port Hueneme will have its grand opening Sunday after a series of soft openings in June. The lounge, located at 521 W. Channel Islands Blvd., is the first of its kind in Ventura County and is open to the public.
“People need a place where they can go and be with like-minded people and chit chat,” Foster said.
The lounge will open Sunday at 9 a.m. for a free grand opening with food trucks and an evening performance by comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Over 230 people have already submitted a reservation for the event, Wheelhouse owner and CEO Zahur Lalji said.