Shortly after Meridy Volz moved from Milwaukee to San Francisco, she received a phone call from a friend asking her to take over a small bakery business. Meridy agreed to run the bakery, but she only wanted to sell one thing: pot brownies. Her brownies were a massive success, and soon she was making enough money to support three families. Meridy is joined by her daughter, Alia Volz, who describes what it’s like when San Francisco’s “original brownie lady” is your mom.
The OG Pot Brownie recipe + homage to Meridy Volz, artist and cannabis feminist icon. Legend has it that Volz, a “flower child, the real deal hippie”, evaded her only federal drug indictment in 1969 because she refused to open a package on the grounds that it was addressed to someone else, “a federal offense,” she exclaimed. That “someone else” was a 6-month old baby, Volz’s cousin’s child, she told Criminal podcast in a 2016 interview. Way to use language to stick it to em’, Meridy!
My story who became an unexpected source of comfort to people suffering from AIDS in the early 1980s. My baking business, Sticky Fingers Brownies, provided gooey marijuana-filled brownies to people dying from the disease in San Francisco.
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