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Marijuana Meat

With the decriminalization of marijuana in Washington, the doors have opened for some very odd businesses springing from what amounts to an entirely new market landscape. One entrepreneur is now selling “pot pig,” – pork products from pigs fed with marijuana.

The marijuana comes as side-product from growers who sell the flowering parts of the plants for consumption by medical marijuana patients, leaving the stems and leaves as overage. While these parts of the marijuana plant do contain THC, the amount is too low to interest consumers. This is where the pigs come in.

According to the Seattle Times, Jeremy Gross, a pig farmer, uses a butcher shop in Pike Place Market, to sell the marijuana enhanced pork products, and apparently, customers are willing to pay quite a bit for the unique meat. With bacon made from the pigs running $17.00 a pound, it’s a steep price jump.

How does it taste? The Seattle Times asked just that. “So we ran it [marijuana feed] and it gave good flavor," Gross said. "It's like anything else; what you feed them is what they're going to taste like. It's almost like a savory alfalfa-fed cow or alfalfa-fed pig."

Even if the pot pigs catch on, hog farmers might run afoul of regulators. While legal for human consumption in Washington, marijuana may not be if fed to farm animals. This is because even the stems and leaves contain some active compounds, and the agriculture department takes a keen interest in anything in the “drug” category you feed to livestock meant for the dinner table.

While the improved taste might be partly psychological, giving marijuana to pigs may actually keep them calmer or improve their appetites. There may be something to the idea of pot pigs after all. For farmers, anything you get for free that pigs can eat is worth exploring as well.


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