NPR: Not Your Mother's Pot Brownie
Twenty-three states now allow marijuana for medical use and several others are considering doing the same. Two states including Colorado now allow recreational use of the drug as well.
For people who are sick and use pot to relieve symptoms related to pain, seizures or depression, smoking is often not an option.
The so-called edible market is becoming big business in Colorado, where patients can buy cannabis-infused brownies, truffles and ice cream at their neighborhood dispensary.
Some of the best selling baked goods come from Sweet Mary Jane’s Edibles based in Boulder. Karin Lazarus owns the bakery, which is not a retail space (that’s not allowed), but rather it is where baked goods are made and sold to hundreds of dispensaries across the state.
She is now sharing her wisdom with a new cookbook called “Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis Infused High-End Desserts.”
Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins speaks to Lazarus about her new cookbook and cooking with cannabis.