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Marijuana buffalo jerky to be made at Aspen facility

Pitkin County's first facility approved to produce pot edibles will make dried bison meat infused with cannabis oil

By: The Associated Press

ASPEN — Pitkin County’s first facility approved to produce pot edibles will make marijuana buffalo jerky.

The Aspen Times reports commissioners granted a one-year license to High Mountain Taxi owner Todd Gardner, who plans to make Cannabis Queen Jerky from dried buffalo meat infused with cannabis oil.

Each piece of jerky will carry a THC brand stamp, one of the recommendations voiced during an April meeting.

Gardner had asked for a continuance during the meeting to address concerns.

The license can be pulled if complaints arise and may not be renewed after a year. A marijuana safety group will make a recommendation on a possible countywide ban.

Officials said they appreciated that the facility would not produce the pot-infused candy, popcorn or gum featured in an application they denied in March.

Information from: The Aspen Times