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Fairview Pranks the Public with New CBD ‘Munchees” made by Goats

This business needs a round of applause as cheese lovers were left in stitches after Fairview “revealed” the first-ever cannabis crop made by goats. In what turned out to be an April Fool’s joke, the famed Western Cape cheese producer issued a statement on 1 April 2022 that it had launched a new product, Munchees, produced by cannabis-eating goats!

The cheese company shared a tale of how a shepherd noticed the goats were more energetic than others when they ate certain berries. 

“History has proved that goats are inquisitive, curious and adventurous creatures and these traits have led to a few remarkable discoveries! Take the legend of the Ethiopian goat herd that discovered the coffee bean. Legend has it that their shepherd noticed that, after eating berries from a certain tree, his goats became incredibly energetic and did not want to sleep at night. The rest, as they say, is history.

Fairview ‘CBD’ cheese a hit. Picture: Instagram


“After attaining a grower’s license from the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) at the back end of 2021, Fairview prepared and planted a 2ha field with cannabis sativa. The majority of the yield was to be exported and utilised in the production of various medicinal marijuana products. Enter the Fairview goat herd,” they wrote. 

The company joked that the goats got into the crop and ate it all, which is how they ended up making the cheese since they couldn’t export the marijuana anymore. 

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