THE DAILY BEAST
Forget plasma TVs and winter sweaters on Black Friday. Enter $1 joints and holiday-themed edibles on Green Friday, Colorado’s new favorite shopping day.
In Colorado, where recreational marijuana stores became legal last January, the biggest shopping day of the year just took on a whole new meaning. Forget about furniture flash sales or massive clothing markdowns—this Black Friday, the Centennial State will be buzzing about the big discounts and day-only deals on pot. Meet “Green Friday.” FULL ARTICLE
By Elisha Fieldstadt
The possibilities when it comes to marketing meat made from marijuana-fed animals are close to endless, but the man who came up with the idea has decided to simply call them “Pot Pigs.”
William von Scheneidau, owner and founder of BB Ranch in Seattle, didn’t come up with the idea to feed pigs and other animals weed while sitting around a bong in the basement with his buddies.
In fact, he doesn’t even smoke, he said.
Von Scheneidau said the notion came to him when he met the owners of a weed dispensary who told him that, ever since marijuana was legalized in Washington via popular vote last year, they’ve had extra stems, stalks, and leaves to get rid of.
He simply asked them if he could take what they were planning to throw out, as he once did with a farmer’s rotting cantaloupes.
Von Scheneidau said he has always experimented with what he fed his animals and is even currently adding beer and vodka to their troughs.
The marijuana remnants are mostly fed to pigs, but because the farms von Scheneidau works with are free-range
, other animals have access to the weed feed as well, giving a new meaning to the phrase “party animals.”