a psychedelic SF skyline

Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco

by Alia Volz Author

The wild 1970s in San Francisco are perfectly captured by Alia Volz, who grew up during them, sharing her stroller with her parents' home based business: weed brownies. Sticky Fingers Brownies was a bakery that distributed 10,000 cannabis edibles every month throughout a city in upheaval. Accompanied by her free-spirited, occultist, vibrantly costumed parents, Alia had a front row seat for the sexual revolution, the hippie movement, the People's Temple, and then, in the 1980s, the AIDS epidemic, during which her mom switched from serving partiers to providing medical marijuana. A warmly funny, empathetic, well-researched and closely-observed account of a unique era in history from someone who had a one-of-a-kind place in it.