Edible Pot Hits the Spot For Some, Spurring an Industry

By: Joseph Pisani

CNBC News Associate

When people come for dinner at Sandy Moriarty’s house they know to bring sleeping bags.

That’s because Moriarty, a chef and author, cooks with medical marijuana, and her guests may be too high to go home.

She’s been known to add cannabis to just about any dish, from sweet lemon bars topped with powdered sugar to a stuffed turkey dinner she calls the Dizzy Bird.

“It’s phenomenal,” she says about the turkey dish, which she coats and stuffs with cannabis-infused butter.

Moriarty has turned her skills into a small business, selling her lemon bars to a medical marijuana dispensary in San Francisco and teaching cooking classes at a marijuana trade school. Last month she published a cook book called “Aunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook.”

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