Monk’s Herb’n Lounge

Monk’s Herb’n Lounge will be a three-part business including coffee shop, hash bar and internet cafe. These three should be combined with a hotel, making it a one-stop-sPot-to-drop after a night out on the town.


Monk’s Herb’n Lounge would start off with six computers for the Internet cafe, enabled with a user name and password, provided by hostess at the time of check-in. No wifi.

Free internet for hotel residents alone. Clients paying with their credit card will receive extras, such as a wake-n-bake experience, 1TBS sativa type, choice of Super Silver Haze or Jack the Ripper or whatever they choose, brought up on a silver tray in the same manner as room service. The hotel will have a 30 day maximum stay limit. Two people per room rule (one/two occupancy).

Price will include wake-n-bake or cable and Internet.

Each guest will receive a complimentary glass personal pipe with Herb’n Hotel inscribed on it. For each guest staying three days or more, paying by cash, they will be charged $15 for the wake-n-bake, brought up to them on a silver tray by a waiter. Tips are allowed. The guest can ask the hostess for a wake-n-bake call upon check in.

An entire floor would be designated for disabled combat veterans. They would have a conference room in their area, easy handicap accessibility for support meetings where they can smoke and converse and coffee and tea would be provided. Their stay would be priced as half off and they would receive a lot of free stuff, including certificates to come back in at a different time for a wake-n-bake or an afternoon smoke session.

A combined community room and music lounge will play cannabis-friendly movies featuring such actors as James Franco, Cheech and Chong, and other cannabis icons. Music will be pumped through the stereo system loud enough to hear but soft enough to enable conversation. Music will feature Bob Marley, Chief Greenbud, Bob Dylan and other cannabis-friendly musicians.

Also featured in the movie room would be a tribute to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to honor persons who uplift cannabis including Eddie Bravo and Joe Rogan.

Eddy Bravo and Joe Rogan

A separate room would offer games, old school arcade games as well as at least one computer where people could play Bejeweled, Zuma, and other mind enriching games.

And finally, a Coptic Christian study lounge where you can receive Gnostic knowledge of text and codexes and also holy oil anointing for believers and followers of The Way of Christ.

A water cooler and paper cups will be provided as well as snack items such as grapes (cuts down on cotton mouth) and fruit cups, delivered to guests by waitresses in a paper cup.

Photos on the wall will honor cannabis legends such as Jack Herer, Herb’n Monk with various people he has had pictures taken with such as Don Duncan, Eddy Lepp, Pony Boy from Los Marijanos, Henry Hemp and his wife January Thomas.

Arjan Roskam Of “Strain Hunters”

We need cannabis friendly financial backers; professionals looking to break into a new business opportunity. Contact Herb’n Monk at and/or

Ed Rosenthal and Raphael Hameed, at the THC Expo in Los Angeles, 2009

Need more incentive? Whoever backs us will have their name on the marquee as proprietor of Monk’s Herb’n Lounge.

Master Kush
Displaying Herbal Goodness as grown by Raphael Hameed, The Herb’n Monk
Monk’s Herb’n Lounge

9 thoughts on “Monk’s Herb’n Lounge

  1. Linda Williams says:

    I swear, I think you are going to write a novel one day, that will pave the way for you out of homelessness and make your family proud. Had you not have had to live through all that you have, you wouldn’t have experienced what you so clearly describe.

    I have known many through the years who were homeless and had your intelligence, but didn’t have the desire to change their situation. They had given up, just as you have witnessed so many doing. You, on the other hand, have taken your situation to another level. I believe you could be a tremendous asset to homelessness. Not just in your community, but through your writings!

    As to the other subject, I have two members of my family who use cannabis daily and one whom, we all wish she did, because she is very high strung and out of control, emotionally. You have a great start here, as to helping describe the benefits. Educating people about it is the greatest defense that you can do, to help people understand it isn’t some evil drug.

    I see an ambition in you, that separates you from those around you. I pray you never lose that or give up. Keep writing and reaching. I believe you will be rewarded for your work one day. You make mine a little brighter, knowing you!

    1. mrshameed says:

      Thank you so much, Linda! That really hit me hard for it’s ironic how many times I think about giving up-and then the German in me kicks in and it’s like, nope, can’t do that. I won’t give up- in 8 years, I haven’t yet.

    1. mrshameed says:

      Hi, Kimberly- thanks for stopping by!! I hope you are having a great Thanksgiving!
      We are always in the planning stages right now- we have a dream- one he’s dreamed about since long before he met me, 8 years ago. We’re open to all ideas-some will be used, some not. Hope you’ll feel free to contribute (ideas). He definitely has a basic plan but since other people will have to be involved, there’s room for expertise 🙂

      We always talk as if there’s a hotel attached. We figure getting a building with multiple store areas might be best- that way we can incorporate a small restaurant, if that could happen- Herb’n Monk is a wonderful cook! Plus, who amongst us tokers doesn’t get the munchies lol

      We would like it to be as inconspicuous as possible. Neither one of us are peacocks (in attitude) so we’d like it to be known to tokers and residents. Not a big staff- just enough to keep the place going with decent pay. This is why we’ll allow the servers to be tipped-everyone who works hard, should be rewarded as such.

      Again, I’m glad you stopped by- feel free to browse. Some things may grab your interest, others not too much- look as much as you like, ❤

  2. mrshameed says:

    Recirculating this blog as I haven’t been in Word Press in a while and this dream is still very much alive and kicking!! Let’s get some people in here who can help fund this and get it off the ground…the ground is fertile- just need cash and a floor!!

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