“They’re nowhere near pot brownies,” said one employee. (I agreed not to name their shop because I wanted their stoner-nalysis, and they didn’t have permission from their boss to talk.)
“I felt like a dog getting peanut butter off the roof of my mouth. Tasted like brownie-flavored putty without any desired results.”
Twenty minutes later, I was sitting with a friend. “I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to take a nap now,” I said, apparently cheerfully, before stumble-crawling to my bed and sleeping for two solid hours. I felt awful the rest of the night; my head was fuzzy, and my arms felt like they were suddenly, unnaturally heavy
“You’ll sleep like a baby tonight,” said a third guy. “A baby who’s been drugged with cough syrup.”
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“You’re going to eat that now?” the guy at the head shop asked. He looked worried. “That’s not a good idea. I don’t take ’em in the daytime. It renders me non-functional.”
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Now I spent six years in Santa Cruz, California, three of them at UC Santa Cruz, which Rolling Stone once dubbed the “Most Stoned Campus On Earth.” I had nice chats with the guy who sat directly outside my door and smoked a fat joint before heading to class every morning. I was once aggressively interpretive-danced at by a very blissed-out gentleman during a Ween concert. I learned to ask a few direct questions before taking anyone’s offer of bread, butter, pancakes or cookies.
“I like ’em,” said an employee. “I think they’re awesome. But I usually cut them into quarters.”
"You're going to eat that now?" the guy at the head shop asked. He looked worried. "That's not a good idea. I don't take 'em in the daytime. It renders me non-functional."Well, shit. It was Friday afternoon, and I was about to drug my co-workers.A little background, though, before we…
Initially, the Senator just requested the cakes be moved behind the counter and away from eye-level, but Alliance Energy insisted on pulling the product out of 122 of their stores, across 4 states.
Now, the Senator is working with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on legislation to “restrict access by children of products which imitate legal or illegal candy or dessert products and are marketed as having a real or perceived physiological affect on the individual once consumed.”
“What initiated the discussion was a concern for young people,” Senator Brewer exclusively told GoLocalWorcester. “Quite honestly, I’m 60 years old, and I didn’t even know these things were out there.”
The North Quabbin Patch Grandparent Support Group brought the issue to the attention of State Senator Stephen Brewer (D-Barre) last November. Senator Brewer had 2 of his staffers go out and buy a few of the cakes, and the Senator contacted the owners of Mr. Mike’s Market, Alliance Energy.
“The way it was presented in its labeling, it was very suggestive. Why would a Marijuana leaf be on a brownie package? It was suggestive to young adults, it hinted that it would be a pot brownie,” said Francis Glagraziano, of the North Quabbin Patch Group.
Glagraziano is happy with her group’s victory. “I’m extremely proud and impressed with the grandparents group. This is a group of regular citizens who believe in something and followed through. We’re always assuming that the regular citizen has very little power,” she said.
According to their website, Kush Cakes are “baked with love,” as well as melatonin and Valerian root. Melatonin is a hormone often used as a supplement to regulate sleep cycles, and Valerian root has been shown to possess sedative effects.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Meghan Ottolini, GoLocalWorcester Contributor
Despite the warning, Lazy Larrys are still available in most states.
All-natural Kush Cakes brownies are meant to “give you complete relaxation,” but they are causing unrest in Athol.