In a bizarre turn of events near the picturesque town of Almyros in Thessaly, Greece, a flock of sheep unwittingly became the stars of an unusual caper. Their escapade led them to an unlikely buffet – a greenhouse filled with 600 pounds of medical cannabis! Yes, you read that right. Sheep with a penchant for the high life made headlines worldwide, leaving both locals and netizens scratching their heads.
The Great Escape
It all began after the tumultuous arrival of Storm Daniel, which ravaged parts of the central and eastern Mediterranean. Greece, known for its ancient ruins and azure waters, suddenly found itself battling extreme flooding. The sheep, seeking refuge from the raging waters, stumbled upon the greenhouse. The allure of verdant marijuana plants proved irresistible, according to Newsweek.
According to the World Meteorological Organization, the storm caused havoc in Libya and also hit Turney, Bulgaria, and Greece with devastating floods. But amidst the chaos, the sheep seemed to have found their version of an oasis. They gorged themselves on the luscious cannabis plants, oblivious to the repercussions that would follow.
The Unmasking of the Culprits
However, these crafty sheep couldn’t pull the wool over their shepherd’s eyes for long. The astute shepherd noticed unusual behavior among his flock. After their “Munchies” adventure, the sheep exhibited newfound agility, jumping higher than goats. Perhaps, they found a secret superpower within those cannabis leaves!
The Dumbfounded Farm Owner
The owner of the greenhouse, whose legal cannabis crop had turned into a sheep buffet, expressed his bewilderment. In an interview with TheNewspaper.gr, he bemoaned his misfortune, saying, “I don’t know if it’s for laughing or crying. We have the heat; we lose a lot of production. We have the floods; we lose the rest. And the best: After all this, a herd of sheep, which I don’t know how to get back, entered the facility and started eating what was left.” His exasperation was palpable as he added, “I don’t know what to say, honestly.”
A Bizarre Twist in Greece’s Cannabis Journey
Greece had legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes back in 2017, marking a significant step in the country’s approach to healthcare. This year, they proudly welcomed their first medical cannabis plant. However, while cannabis may hold medicinal promise for humans, it can be perilous for animals, as evidenced by this woolly misadventure.
Cannabis and Canines: A Troubling Trend
Incidentally, the incident in Greece resonates with a growing concern worldwide. Cannabis poisoning among dogs has seen an alarming rise, particularly in the United States. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, there was an 11% uptick in cases last year, and a staggering 300% increase in the last five years.
In the bustling streets of New York City, where pot dispensaries have sprouted like mushrooms, dogs have fallen victim to unintentional intoxication. Stray joints and edibles discarded by stoners have proved tempting and treacherous for these curious canines.
The peculiar case of the sheep and the cannabis buffet in Greece, it serves as a stark reminder that while cannabis may offer benefits for humans, it poses risks to our furry companions. This unique story of sheep with an unexpected taste for the high life highlights the unpredictability of nature and the need for responsible cannabis use in a world where legalization is becoming more common.