Like humans, animals cannot live without food. For this herd of sheep in Greece, when their actual food are not available, they turn to cannabis.
A herd of sheep struggling to find fresh grass for their food because of extreme flooding, wildfires, and heatwaves in the eastern European country invaded a greenhouse that produces medicinal cannabis.
You just cannot blame them.
100 kilograms of cannabis
Few weeks ago, storm Daniel swept through the Greek region of Thessaly, flooding cities and villages, and killing over 100,000 animals and livestock. Some called it “a Biblical catastrophe.”
According to TheNewspaper.gr, a Greek publication, this herd of sheep had been grazing the plains of Thessaly in central Greece, until the floods swept through the farmlands, so the herd decided to instead infiltrate a greenhouse near Almyros town to eat 100 kilograms of the cannabis produced there.
“We had the heatwave and we lost a lot of production. We had the floods, we lost almost everything. And now this. The herd entered the greenhouse and ate what was left. I don’t know what to say, honestly,” the owner of the farmlands said.
Started behaving differently
While medicinal cannabis has several benefits for humans, such as lowering blood pressure, reducing inflammation, treating anxiety, and preventing seizures, among others, it also has various side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and drowsiness, to name a few.
That herd of sheep in Thessaly was not spared from the side effects. Their shepherd said the animals started showing strange behaviors after consuming the cannabis.