Following the legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, weed went on sale earlier this week.
A picture surfaced online of a long line of buyers trailing down the street from a store selling the marijuana in Pueblo West, Colorado on Wednesday.
Since the marijuana went legal, rumors, or rather a story, surfaced on social media claiming that 37 people had died of marijuana overdoses since it went on sale legally.
With the intent to likely prove that cannabis is a killer, the shocking article spread quickly.
Sounds like similar flyers distributed about marijuana in the past before it even became illegal. Still, the story is a hoax and seems to have derived from a satire website which thought the article would be “funny.”
The story is fake and marijuana overdoses have not killed people in Colorado.
Still the story seems to have caused quite a horror over social media.