S.F. Weekly talked to author Alia Volz about her new memoir, “Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana and the Stoning of San Francisco.“
- Volz’s mother Meridy Volz ran Sticky Fingers, a brownie operation, from the late 1970’s until the late 1990’s. It prefigured the MED activism which accompanied the AIDS crisis.
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“In those days,” Volz says, “the community aspect was extremely strong. A transaction could stretch for hours because there was this very community-oriented, social aspect to it all. You were friends with your dealer. You hung out. There was a scene and a subculture around it.”