Marijuana Overdoses DID NOT Kill 37 in Colorado, Weed Story is FAKE!

Marijuana becomes legal in Colorado

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.



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  1. The original story was intended as a joke, the whole site the story came from is full of funny stories intended to make people laugh… it’s rather sad that there is a such a lack of a sense of humor today.

    Anyway! Enjoying myself here in Colorado! :)

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