Marijuana. It’s not just for Justin Bieber anymore!
With Washington set to legalize the drug for recreational purposes, pot growers may soon be faced with the issue of what to do with the leftovers from their plants.
But Susannah Gross has an idea.
The owner of a five-acre farm north of Seattle, Gross has spent the last four months supplementing the food of four pigs with this substance – and the results have been impressive:
Each animal gained at least 20 pounds more than those from the same litter who were NOT given any pot.
“They were eating more, as you can imagine,” Gross said.
Washington joined Colorado late last year in passing a ballot that legalizes marijuana for non-medicinal purposes.
And with Gross’ experiment resulting in excess meat, the state may now face the question of whether pot-fed pork is comprised of any measurable traces of THC, the chemical ingredient most prominent in cannabis.
In 2011, though, The European Food Safety Authority reported that “no studies concerning tolerance or effects of graded levels of THC in food-producing animals have been found in literature.”