In recent years, Greece has undergone a significant transformation in its approach to cannabis. What was once considered a taboo subject is now a thriving industry. In a recent incident, nearly 100 kg of medical cannabis was reportedly devoured by a flock of hungry sheep in a Greek town. Here’s what happened next:
Flock Of Sheep Consumes Cannabis
According to the New York Post, a flock of sheep in the Greek town of Almyros in the Thessaly region broke into a greenhouse and ate approximately 100 kg of medical cannabis. After Storm Daniel struck the central and eastern Mediterranean, causing extreme flooding in Libya, Bulgaria, and Greece, the sheep sought sanctuary from the flooding there.
The sheep munched on a sizable supply of medical marijuana that was growing inside the greenhouse. The sheep were acting suspiciously when their shepherd subsequently discovered them. The flock’s shepherd got suspicious when he observed a strange behaviour in his sheep. The sheep were allegedly jumping higher than the goats, which never happens.
Greece has legalised the use of cannabis for medical purposes since 2017. The nation opened its first-ever medical cannabis-producing facility in 2023. According to the media site, the production of cannabis for medical purposes has provided the nation with much-needed economic opportunities. Before the 1936 prohibition on cannabis possession, the county had farmed and exported the drug.
Has Similar Incident Occurred?
One instance had once happened in India. The same thing happened in India in November of last year when police in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh told a court that rats had eaten more than 500 kg of marijuana kept in police facilities. In 2020, the police seized drugs from a truck.
Greece has a long history with cannabis, dating back thousands of years. Ancient Greeks used the plant for medicinal, religious, and recreational purposes. Greek medical cannabis, known for its high quality and favourable climate, has gained recognition and demand both domestically and internationally.
One country in the European Union (EU) that has legalised cannabis for some medical uses is Greece. While Greece’s cannabis industry has made significant progress, it is not without its challenges.
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