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Home baked : my mom, marijuana, and the stoning of San Francisco / Alia Volz.

Volz, Alia, 1977- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780358006091
  • ISBN: 0358006090
  • Physical Description: xii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

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Prologue: On the barge -- Eat it, baby! -- The hand -- If all the world's a stage -- September's song -- The touch -- A zillion and one raindrops -- The power at hand -- Going 'round the bed -- Kings and queens -- Ride that brownie -- Child of life's long labor -- Galen's batch -- The devil's playground -- Off my cloud -- Paint it black -- No peace -- Give it up and you get it all -- The crossroads of infinity -- Mirrors become you -- Ella-vay-shun -- The wheel -- Epilogue: Licking the spoon.
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"During the 70s in San Francisco, Alia's mother ran the underground Sticky Fingers Brownies, delivering upwards of 10,000 illegal marijuana edibles per month throughout the circus-like atmosphere of a city in the throes of major change. She exchanged psychic readings with Alia's future father, and thereafter had a partner in business and life. Each was devoted to the occult, and they regularly consulted the oracles for information on the police. Decades before cannabusiness went mainstream, when marijuana was as illicit as heroin, they ingeniously hid themselves in plain sight, parading through town -- and through the scenes and upheavals of the day, from Gay Liberation to the tragedy of the Peoples Temple -- in bright and elaborate outfits, the goods wrapped in hand-designed packaging and tucked into Alia's stroller. But the stars were not aligned forever and, after leaving the city and a shoulda-seen-it-coming divorce, Alia and her mom returned to San Francisco in the mid-80s, this time using Sticky Fingers' distribution channels to provide medical marijuana to friends and former customers now suffering the depredations of AIDS. Exhilarating, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartbreaking, HOME BAKED celebrates an eccentric and remarkable extended family, taking us through love, loss, and finding home"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Volz, Alia, 1977- > Childhood and youth.
Mothers and daughters > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Eccentrics and eccentricities > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Bakers > California > San Francisco > Biography.
Cooking (Marijuana)
Marijuana > Therapeutic use.
Children of divorced parents > California > San Francisco > Biography.
San Francisco (Calif.) > Biography.

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