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An illustration of a woman wearing an apron covered in a cannabis leaf print, sprinkling marijuana into a bowl of brownie batter.

Brownie Lady

Episode #47

2016-07-15 00:52:29

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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.

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A brownie bag with a recipe for Meridy Volz's pot brownies.

Instead of selling her business or recipe, Meridy Volz gave it away on her final brownie bag.

 

A photo of Meridy Volz as a young woman, beneath a hand-lettered Tarot Readings sign.

Meridy Volz