A group of pensioners, all in their 80s, found themselves hallucinating after eating a cake made with cannabis.
The elderly residents had all gone to their local bar in Arta, Mallorca, where they take it in turns to bake cakes then bring them in to share.
This time the cake had been made by one of the group who said that he had been given the ingredients by other people. None of them realised what was in the cake until they had finished their slices and had to be rushed to the local health centre and even A&E in nearby Manacor.
One of the group who had not attended that afternoon told how one man tried to climb the stairs to his apartment afterwards and kept saying ‘squares’ were appearing in front of him, then stopped halfway and sat down – at which point, he claimed he was strapped down to a hospital bed, much to the confusion of his family.
Another man went to plough his fields after eating the cake, and told his family and friends that ‘clouds were falling down on him all afternoon’.
A third went to the local health centre, feeling off-colour, and was surprised and confused when a nurse saw him and shouted, “Doctor, we’ve got another druggie in here!”
The man who had not attended that afternoon tea party said a fourth affected pensioner went to feed his pigs after eating the cake and was found there much later clinging onto a fig tree, which they were unable to pull him away from, and claiming he was surrounded by hundreds of sheep.
Even the bar owners suffered as a slice of cake had been given to one of the women behind the bar who is said to have been laughing and crying non-stop for ages and then stayed off work sick for several days, whilst another bartender, who ate some the next morning and took a slice home for his wife at lunchtime fell asleep and could not be woken up in time to return to the bar for evening opening.