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Marijuana Pig Feeds: Farmers Say Hogs Are 'Bigger' and 'More Savory'

May 24, 2016 03:42 AM EDT
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Farmers in Washington claimed that marijuana pig feeds help to make pigs grow bigger, and add more savory. While the state is about to embark on a first-of-its-kind legal market for recreational marijuana, the farmers of new cannabis growers have found alternatives to what to do with the excess stems, roots and leaves of the cannabis.

Susannah Gross, an owner of a five-acre farm north of Seattle, joined a group experimenting with a solution to make a marijuana into appetite-enhancing properties.

Four pigs were given feeds with supplemented potent plant leavings. After four months, the pigs' weight turned into 20 to 30 pounds heavier than the half-dozen other pigs.

"They were eating more, as you can imagine," Gross said in a report by GMA.

Matt McAlman, the medical cannabis grower was the one who provided pot leftovers and leavings to Gross. McAlman hopes there will be more alternatives for the use of pot leftovers to come up.

Since the cannabis leftover can be fed to pigs, he said there is a possibility to have pot chickens and grass-fed beef.

William von Scheneidau, a farmer in Seattle, also made left over leaf trims from a nearby marijuana farm as feeds for his hogs. Scheneidau owns the BB Ranch in Seattle, he came up with the idea of making the left over trims as hog feeds when an owner of weed dispensary told him they had extra stalks, leaves, and stems.

Scheneidau was also the butcher of Gross' pigs, and he held "Pot Pig Gig" at the famous Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle in Marc. The weed-fed meat was quickly sold out, and the buyers said the meat seems to taste more savory, Daily Mail reports.

Marijuana was legalized in Washington in 2015, thus leading to the explosion of the production. However, only cannabis buds are allowed to be consumed.

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