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Pot Eating Pigs

Jeremy Gross poses for a photo on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste.

Pot Eating Pigs


Part flavor experiment, part green recycling, part promotion and bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pot excess has been fed to the hogs by their owners, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau, since earlier this year.

While the passage of recreational marijuana inspired the experiment, Gross and von Schneidau get the marijuana excess — roots, stems, and other part of the plant that are grinded and not used for consumption — from a medical marijuana dispensary.

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