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Flavor experiment: Wash. farmer feeds pot to pigs

  • Jeremy Gross pats pigs he is raising on his farm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Snohomish, Wash. The pigs shown are fed traditionally, but other pigs owned by Gross are being fed food that contains a mix leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana that Gross hopes will produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross pats pigs he is raising on his farm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Snohomish, Wash. The pigs shown are fed traditionally, but other pigs owned by Gross are being fed food that contains a mix leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana that Gross hopes will produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Jeremy Gross pats pigs he is raising on his farm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Snohomish, Wash. The pigs shown are fed traditionally, but other pigs owned by Gross are being fed food that contains a mix leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana that Gross hopes will produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross pats pigs he is raising on his farm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Snohomish, Wash. The pigs shown are fed traditionally, but other pigs owned by Gross are being fed food that contains a mix leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana that Gross hopes will produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  •  Jeremy Gross adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash. Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash. Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  •  Jeremy Gross adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash. Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash. Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Matt McAlman, of Top Shelf Organics medical marijuana delivery service, looks at a box of  leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana in his van, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Snohomish, Wash. McAlman supplies the pot to a pig farmer who mixes it with the feed he gives to his pigs,  in hopes of producing pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Matt McAlman, of Top Shelf Organics medical marijuana delivery service, looks at a box of leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana in his van, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Snohomish, Wash. McAlman supplies the pot to a pig farmer who mixes it with the feed he gives to his pigs, in hopes of producing pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Matt McAlman, of Top Shelf Organics medical marijuana delivery service, looks at a box of  leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana in his van, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Snohomish, Wash. McAlman supplies the pot to a pig farmer who mixes it with the feed he gives to his pigs,  in hopes of producing pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Matt McAlman, of Top Shelf Organics medical marijuana delivery service, looks at a box of leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana in his van, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Snohomish, Wash. McAlman supplies the pot to a pig farmer who mixes it with the feed he gives to his pigs, in hopes of producing pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Jeremy Gross poses for a photo Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross poses for a photo Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Jeremy Gross poses for a photo Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross poses for a photo Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Jeremy Gross, right, adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., as butcher William von Schneidau, left, looks on. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross, right, adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., as butcher William von Schneidau, left, looks on. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Jeremy Gross, right, adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., as butcher William von Schneidau, left, looks on. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Jeremy Gross, right, adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., as butcher William von Schneidau, left, looks on. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Pigs rest in the setting sun on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. The animals are fed a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Pigs rest in the setting sun on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. The animals are fed a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Pigs rest in the setting sun on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. The animals are fed a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Pigs rest in the setting sun on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. The animals are fed a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Guacamole Salsa. The author turns a favorite formula for guacamole into a salsa. Illustrates FOOD-NOURISH (category d), by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount)

    Guacamole Salsa. The author turns a favorite formula for guacamole into a salsa. Illustrates FOOD-NOURISH (category d), by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount)

  • Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Jeremy Gross pats pigs he is raising on his farm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Snohomish, Wash. The pigs shown are fed traditionally, but other pigs owned by Gross are being fed food that contains a mix leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana that Gross hopes will produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Jeremy Gross pats pigs he is raising on his farm, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Snohomish, Wash. The pigs shown are fed traditionally, but other pigs owned by Gross are being fed food that contains a mix leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana that Gross hopes will produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  •  Jeremy Gross adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash. Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  •  Jeremy Gross adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash. Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Matt McAlman, of Top Shelf Organics medical marijuana delivery service, looks at a box of  leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana in his van, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Snohomish, Wash. McAlman supplies the pot to a pig farmer who mixes it with the feed he gives to his pigs,  in hopes of producing pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Matt McAlman, of Top Shelf Organics medical marijuana delivery service, looks at a box of  leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana in his van, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in Snohomish, Wash. McAlman supplies the pot to a pig farmer who mixes it with the feed he gives to his pigs,  in hopes of producing pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Jeremy Gross poses for a photo Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Jeremy Gross poses for a photo Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., with some of his pigs in the background that are being fed with a feed mix that includes leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana production. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Jeremy Gross, right, adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., as butcher William von Schneidau, left, looks on. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Jeremy Gross, right, adds leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana to a feed mixer, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on his farm in Snohomish, Wash., as butcher William von Schneidau, left, looks on. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Pigs rest in the setting sun on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. The animals are fed a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Pigs rest in the setting sun on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. The animals are fed a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
  • Guacamole Salsa. The author turns a favorite formula for guacamole into a salsa. Illustrates FOOD-NOURISH (category d), by Stephanie Witt Sedgwick, special to The Washington Post. Moved Tuesday, June 25, 2013. (MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Bonnie Jo Mount)
  • Pigs on a farm owned by Jeremy Gross eat feed comprised of a mixture of wheat mash left over from the production of vodka, nutritional pellets, and leaves, stems, and other byproducts of medical marijuana, Tuesday, June 18, 2013 on a farm in Snohomish, Wash. By feeding the pigs pot, Gross is trying to produce pork products with a unique savory taste. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle residents can now have marijuana pork chops on the dinner table.

Bolstered by the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington state, pig farmer Jeremy Gross and Seattle butcher William von Schneidau began feeding pot excess earlier this year to hogs. It is part flavor experiment, part green recycling and part promotion.

The meat, though, won’t get people high.

While the passage of recreational marijuana inspired the experiment, Gross and von Schneidau get the marijuana excess – roots, stems and other parts of the plant that are grinded and not used for consumption – from a medical marijuana dispensary.

They sell their “pot pig” cuts in Seattle’s Pike Place Market at a premium price – bacon is $17 a pound, while chops go for $16.90 a pound.

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