For years I’ve thought about ways to get around the traditional morbid practice of the viewing and funeral and tossed around ideas for turning a unhappy time into something a little, well…. fun.
Apparently I’m not alone in this quest. In Huntington Beach, CA a memorial service for a man who used to eat brownies laced with medical marijuana turned into something a little unexpected for a few of his senior friends.
During the farewell party, the dead man’s favorite snacks were served but their ingredients were undisclosed to the mourners. While the confectionary delight was appealing to most, Mary Jane didn’t agree with three elderly attendees. Police Lt. Russell Reinhart said, “Someone sent them [the brownies] out because he [the deceased] used to eat them, but no one knew what was in them, and they were sitting on a table and people were snacking on them and three people got sick.”
You can’t help but chuckle reading a story like this, just ask West Palm Beach television anchor Victor Blackwell of ABC affiliate WPBF-TV. Ole’ Victor tried his best to get through the story, but just couldn’t do it. It’s stories like this that make for great telly.
For those interested in baking their own, the 420 Times has the “Top 3 Pot Brownie Recipes.”