Alice B. Toklas Brownies

1895A370-6C1A-43E2-8AAD-77FED7A2396BBack in the day, I used to be something of a pothead. In my twenties and early thirties I spent many a weekend in a cannabis haze, mesmerized by nature programs on TV or by zoning out on rock albums.

But after a while (like when my wife and I had our first kid), I decided that being in a haze while raising children was not such a good idea. My wife and I went cold turkey and stopped smoking weed pretty much altogether.

By the way, our experience negates the argument that marijuana is addictive. It was harder to quit smoking cigarettes than it was to quit smoking pot. It also demonstrates that marijuana is not a gateway drug, since neither of us has ever done any “hard” drugs like heroin, cocaine, or meth.

Okay, yes, I did drop acid a few times, but that was a whole nuther trip, so to speak.

My wife and I are getting up there in years, and like many aging Baby Boomers, we have our share of aches and pains. And sometimes getting a really solid sleep at night eludes us.

We have a friend who has some medical issues and his doctor prescribed medical marijuana, which is legal in California. When I was telling him about my trouble falling and staying asleep, he brought over some Alice B. Toklas brownies (brownies baked with marijuana in them). “Eat a brownie about an hour before bedtime,” he said. “I promise you’ll sleep like a baby.”

So I did eat a brownie and I did get a great night’s sleep. It was bliss. I fell asleep almost instantly and didn’t wake up until after seven!

I don’t have a prescription from my doctor for medical marijuana, but the good news is that in November 2016, the good citizens of California voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Starting January 5th, I will be able to legally purchase cannabis from my local dispensary.

And I’m looking forward to getting my bliss on. Maybe it will make hearing about how Donald Trump is destroying my country a little more tolerable.

Written for today’s one-word prompt,”bliss.”

18 thoughts on “Alice B. Toklas Brownies

  1. Ron. December 17, 2017 / 9:43 am

    Age-mate. Same history (minus the children to raise). Same issues. Same attitudes. Looking forward to legalization.

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  2. newepicauthor December 17, 2017 / 9:54 am

    I never tried marijuana brownies, but I did indulge in some hash brownies back in the day.

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      • newepicauthor December 17, 2017 / 11:36 am

        I always thought that hash was like a concentrated form of marijuana so it was probably more of a buzz.

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  3. Suze December 17, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Former drug counselor here…the reason the powers that be say it is a gateway drug is because they have no blessed idea what it really is. Bunch of maroons. cigarettes and alcohol are both considered the gateway drugs…not pot. sheesh.

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  4. Michael December 17, 2017 / 12:29 pm

    I guess it will dull the impact of Trumpspek as it takes over your vocabulary. All words two syllables or more banned and any word like fetus as it has a latin root would be banned as it can’t possibly be suitable for the conservatively ignorant masses. Good luck with it all.

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  5. Cheney Meaghan December 17, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    Good for you! I am a medical user in CT, it has changed my life for the better and I have been able to get off some gnarly meds for sleep and anxiety because of it. 🙂 Toke on, bruh.

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  6. Marilyn Armstrong December 17, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    My cardiologist strong recommended it. The problem is, I can’t inhale without coughing up a lung, so until I can find an affordable way to otherwise consume it … well …

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    • Fandango December 17, 2017 / 2:46 pm

      Try brownies. If you can bake brownies you can bake them with pot in it.


  7. baddadcartoons101 December 17, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    And part of the problem is: once it (marijuana) goes on a banned substance list (which it is Nationally) no research is done legally on it

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  8. Sight11 December 17, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Didn’t Sandi post about those pot brownies. I share her concern about children being exposed to it. I love the image of a 6 ft. younger you being stoned though. Also the clip art in this is priceless.

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    • Fandango December 17, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      No children in my household, so no worries. Yeah, that cartoon was perfect, wasn’t it?

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      • Sight11 December 17, 2017 / 10:56 pm

        Yep.. It’s perfect. Happy Holidays Sensei! And Merry Christmas Ho-Ho Ho!


  9. thebackyardpoet December 18, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Sadly, it will take more than a few brownies to forget our political troubles. But a the good nights sleep will help smooth some of the jagged edges. Here’s to a peaceful and restful 2018.

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    • Fandango December 18, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Let’s hope it’s both peaceful and restful. I think many of us can use that.

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  10. SeattleStories December 18, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    This is great. I love researching about marijuana. Yes pot does help with sleep too. Check out my article on marijuana and anxiety tell me what you think!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 18, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      I read your post. Very informative. Thanks.


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