Pot Pigs: Farmer Pioneers Marijuana-Fed Pork

Seattle man finds tasty use for pot farm waste

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 19, 2013 4:01 AM CDT | Updated Jun 23, 2013 8:00 PM CDT

(Newser) – Marijuana and bacon: together at last? A pig farmer in Washington state is making the most out of legalization by feeding stems, stalks, and leaves left over from pot-farming operations. He says the marijuana-fed pigs—which end up as bacon, sausages, and pulled pork—gain weight 20% faster than his other ones, possibly because they spend all their time so inactive that they barely raise their heads. In "blind bacon tests," customers describe the taste as "more savory," he tells NBC.

The farmer - who doesn't smoke pot himself - came up with the idea after meeting dispensary owners.
The farmer - who doesn't smoke pot himself - came up with the idea after meeting dispensary owners.   (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
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