Sometimes we argue over cannabis laws and what should be legal. Sometimes we argue over cannabis uses and what the plant can do. Sometimes we argue over the commercial industry and all the problems therein, and sometimes we argue over products and which ones are best. Today isn’t about arguing though, it’s simply about enjoying a pretty cool story of cannabis edibles. Yup, just recently, the largest ever pot brownie was created, weighing in at a massive 850 pounds!
If edibles are your thing, then the largest pot brownie made by Marimed is pretty awesome. Of course, there are plenty of other options that don’t involve an 850 pound brownie! Tons of other edible products exist like gummies; and if you’re more of a vaper, there are even more options on shelves. With the rise of the cannabinoid market, and compounds like delta-8 THC, THCV, and HHC, not only are a range of delivery methods available, but you can vary what kind of cannabis you use. Remember to subscribe to The THC Weekly Newsletter for deals on legal cannabis products, as well as all the latest news and industry stories. Also save big on Delta 8, Delta 9 THC, Delta-10 THC, THCO, THCV, THCP & HHC products by checking out our “Best-of” lists!
The story of the largest cannabis brownie
Well, let’s get right into this. Of all the stories to come out about cannabis, this is certainly one of the more interesting, fun, and delicious ones out there. On December 7th, 2021, Massachusetts cannabis company Marimed made history by baking the largest pot brownie ever made, crushingly big at 850 pounds. This purportedly set a new world record in terms of largest brownies.
How much THC does the largest pot brownie weighing 850 pounds have? According to Marimed, the hulking baked good contains a whopping 20,000 mg of THC. Now consider that a standard cannabis edible will have no more than 5-10 mg of THC if made legally. Which means this brownie has enough THC to get an entire town stoned. If you’re wondering how much space such a brownie covers, this amazing brownie stands at 15 inches tall, and three feet by three feet. That’s one huge brownie!
Marimed baked this amazing display of weed sumptuousness in honor of National Brownie Day, December 8th, and in promotion of the company’s new line of weed baked goods, dubbed Bubby’s Baked. If you’re hoping Bubby’s Baked will provide 850 pound brownies to customers, you’ll be a bit let down by the more normal edible sizes, and THC content that goes by state regulation – 5 mg per edible. The new line will include chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles with precision dosing, and a nice chewy consistency.
How was it done?
Now, there isn’t much reason for the average person to don a kitchen apron and prepare to make a colossal marijuana brownie. But if you did want to, here’s what Marimed had to use to get it this big. According to USA Today, Marimed cracked 1,344 eggs, poured in 250 pounds of sugar, mixed in 212 pounds of butter, required 5.3 pounds of vanilla extract, called for 81 pounds of flour, combined it with two pounds of baking powder, added in three pounds of salt, and finished it off with 122 pounds of cocoa powder. Not an activity to be done in a small kitchen!
In fact, it took five bakers to complete this brownie, using a very large commercial oven to do so. I mean, how many people live in a house that has an oven large enough to make a pot brownie of 850 pounds?
Prior to this monumental baking feat, Guinness World Records cited a 234-pound brownie as being the biggest ever made. Clearly, so long as the story is completely true, Marimed blew this old record out of the water with the now-largest pot brownie of 850 pounds. That’s literally over three times as big.
A bit about Marimed
Based out of Norwood, Massachusetts, Marimed calls itself a “premier seed-to-consumer vertically integrated multi-state operator.” According to the company, it acts as a consultant for those who want to go into cannabis production, helping with plans for design, development, operations, and financing.
In terms of the new line of baked goods that Marimed baked the largest pot brownie to promote, Ryan Crandall, the company’s Chief Product Officer and SVP of Sales, had this to say: “Bubby’s Baked fills a big hole in the edibles market that cannabis consumers crave – high-quality, delicious baked goods that stay moist and chewy.”
He goes on to point out the nostalgia of the product, saying, “For many of us, homemade brownies were our first taste of cannabis-infused edibles. Bubby’s recreates and elevates that nostalgic experience, infusing full-spectrum, craft-quality cannabis into timeless recipes, for a reliable high reminiscent of simpler times.”
For those in Massachusetts who want to check out Marimed, its dispensary is located in Middleborough, Massachusetts, and called Panacea Wellness. These products can be found in other dispensaries all over Massachusetts, and by next year, Bubby’s Baked should also show up in dispensaries in Delaware and Maryland.
Largest brownie world title
As stated, Marimed created the largest pot brownie weighing in at 850 pounds. And as stated, this beat out the previous record of 234 pounds, which was given in 2013 to the company Alabama’s Something Sweet Bake Shop. So, this means Marimed is the new record holder, right? Well, not exactly.
According to Marimed via Chief Product Officer Ryan Crandall speaking to McClatchy News by email, Guinness World Records apparently isn’t going to count the company’s brownie. Why? Because the previous winner was for a regular brownie, not a cannabis-infused one. Said Crandall, “Unfortunately, Guinness World Records rejected our entry because they don’t accept cannabis-related records… That was a disappointment, but we’re still very proud of what we accomplished.”
Different publications of the story provide different endings for this largest, but officially unrecognized, pot brownie. While some sources say it will be divided up and sold to prospective buyers, others say it will be sold to a medical patient. In the state of Massachusetts, 20,000 mg of THC is the max amount allowed to a medical patient, making the large-ass brownie a sweet sale to someone who needs it medicinally.
The world of edibles
For those wondering where the tradition of the pot brownie started, it’s an interesting story that involves both the US, and France of all places. In the 1800’s, it became commonplace for elitist writers in Paris to gather at Club des Hachischins (appropriately titled ‘hash-eaters club’) to drink infused coffee and tea, and eat infused candies.
Skip ahead to 1954 in that same crowd, and Alice B. Toklas, the life partner of American author Gertrude Stein, put out the book the Alice B. Toklas Cookbook wherein she gave the recipe for ‘Haschisch Fudge’. This ‘fudge’ used ground cannabis, not hash, and did create a fudge more than a brownie. Apparently it wasn’t Alice’s original recipe, but a recipe she had gotten from someone else that she had been using to make this fudge.
Perhaps it would have subsided into nothing, but 14 years later in 1968, filmmaker Peter Sellers put out the movie I Love You Alice B. Toklas, which specifically featured a very uptight lawyer who comes to eat Alice’s fudge. This started the fad of the ‘pot brownie’, which grew immensely in popularity during the counterculture movement of the 1960’s, and the general hippy rising of the time. Clearly from Marimed, and the slew of cannabis brownie options still available today, that fad has not died down yet.
Brownies, in fact, remained a staple and main player in the edibles scene until recent years, since their requirement of butter makes for an easy way to leach the THC out of cannabis, and into the oil. Now, with the emergence of nanotechnology and nanoemulsions, non-fat soluble ingredients can have cannabinoids like THC and CBD infused into them as well, by forcing oil and non-oil liquids together. Cannabis edibles can now be made out of anything, from potato chips, to gummies, to energy drinks, to chewing gum.
Most of us will never be equipped to create an 850-pound pot brownie. In fact, most of us really won’t have the tools or equipment to come close to that. On the plus side, with tons more constantly being learned about how to use weed, the options for at-home edibles is growing everyday. Whereas it used to be only brownies, cookies, and cakes made at home, its now possible to create your own gummies, among many other infused recipe options.
The world of cannabis food is actually rather wide, and pertains to many types of cooking. Aficionados can whip up all kinds of meals with cannabis ingredients, even very fancy ones. Whether made at home or bought, it’s even possible to celebrate holidays with infused options particular to the day, like Labor Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and more. So go ahead and buy yourself an old-fashioned pot brownie if you like, or pick up a newfangled gummy if you prefer, and if you’re really feeling motivated, whip up your very own cannabis creation.
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