I admit that overall the issue of pot is not something I'm overly interested in and I'll admit that I'm naive on the topic of how pot may or may not impact our food products. Say if we start feeding the scraps to livestock, will trace amounts of it show up in our food supply? If it does, what possible impact would that have on those that consume it.
Here is why I ask:
If anyone thinks they know how all this legal marijuana stuff is going to play out … well, they’re pretty much kidding themselves. Oh, sure, we can tie down some probabilities with a thick book of new rules and regulations, but there will be plenty of surprises.
Case in point?
BB Ranch using cannabis scraps to feed its pigs … and to get international attention!
From the ranch’s head writer:
Now that pot is legal in Washington State cannabis farmers are having the same problem other farmers have always had. What to do with the parts of the marijuana plant that weren’t good for, well, pot! It turns out that all those useless stems, and oversized leaves are great feed for pigs so the folks at Top Shelf Organic are donating their waste to the ranchers at Bucking Boar Farm in Snohomish. This cooperative act of sustainable farming not only reduces waste costs for Top Shelf and reduces feed costs for Bucking Boar it produces some amazing pigs …
Here’s the ranch’s promo video:
What will they think of next? Could be just about anything. Despite the best efforts of the smartest minds, when you create a new economic opportunity in this country, there will be someone capitalizing on every possibly nook, cranny and grey area.