Aspen 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. (Denver Post file photo)

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

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