Sac State alumnus builds edible empire one brownie at a time

Before he made his living selling gourmet edible marijuana products, Sacramento State alumnus Vincent Martinez, who graduated with his masters in education, was working for Pearson Education, perfecting standardized tests.

“Spreadsheets,” Martinez sighed as he recalled his former job.

In the relatively short time that he’s been in business since obtaining his permit in January, Martinez, 29, has built a dedicated customer base for his cannabis products — a range which includes gourmet edibles (such as lemon bars, crepes, cheesecake and of course, brownies), pain relief balms, essential oils and tinctures.

“Tinctures are really big,” Martinez said. “It’s basically just like a vegetable glycerin mixed with the cannabis and maybe infused with some other flavors or ingredients. You can either put it in your drink or you can just take sublingually.”

Martinez began using marijuana about five years ago on the recommendation of a friend. Soon after, he found himself experimenting in the kitchen.

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