In an article by Alice Gibbs on Newsweek, the peculiar story of a herd of sheep in Greece that accidentally consumed over 600 pounds of cannabis is recounted. The sheep apparently found their way into a greenhouse filled with marijuana plants while seeking shelter from storm Daniel, which had caused heavy rainfall and flooding in the region. The owner of the greenhouse reacted to the incident with a mix of amusement and frustration, already having faced financial losses due to this year’s heatwave and floods.
The article goes on to mention that Greece legalized medical cannabis in 2017, which has provided economic opportunities for the country. However, it also points out the potential dangers of animals consuming cannabis. Scientists have observed physical and behavioral changes in animals when they are fed diets containing cannabis.
Based on my analysis, the article appears to be factual and unbiased. It does not exhibit any political bias or mention any political figures or views related to the incident. The only legal aspect mentioned is the legalization of medical cannabis in Greece, which is a well-documented fact. While the article contains some narrative conjecture, such as the owner’s feelings about the incident, the focus is primarily on detailing the events that occurred. Therefore, it can be estimated that the article is around 85-90% likely to be factual news.
This article is 85-90% likely factual news based on my current analysis.