When pigs fly, are they stoned? Or rather, are the pigs raised by one Seattle butcher feeling the effects of THC after eating leftover bits of marijuana plants? Probably not, but the butcher is all about trying out something new just for the heck of it. And now that marijuana is legal in the state of Washington, pot’s going into the trough.
“We’re able to make anything you can imagine,” the Pike Place Market butcher explains to KOMO News.”Somebody requests something and we make it, and make some extra of it, and see if people like it.”
He’s got a deal with a local medical marijuana grower where he gets the remnants of harvested pot plants and feeds them to the porkers on a ranch. It seems the idea of a stoned pig is unlikely, and says he just sees the arrangement as one that’s good for the environment.
“People have been asking all these questions. ‘Do you think (the pigs are) feeling it? Are they stoned?’ and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Let’s back up here for a second.’ All we’re trying to do is to help the local ranchers and to figure out some ways to shorten the carbon footprint,” he says.
His butcher shop sold four marijuana pigs last year in different pork iterations, including a pot-infused bacon that “tasted savory.”
If there are any lingering effects of the THC in the meat, at least bacon-lovers won’t have to go elsewhere when the munchies hit.