A mocking news website, Daily Currant,is fooling around the millions of readers on the internet with fakenews saying 37 deaths occurred from overdoses on the first day of Colorado’s new legal recreational marijuana laws.
The fake story ran on Jan 2nd and since then the news went viral. “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization,” read the headline of the fake news story. However the truth is that the story detailing the horrific deaths caused by marijuana overdoses is nothing but a lie. The name of the doctors and the institutions quoted in the news article were all fakes.
Still the story received a lot of attention on the internet. It has received one million shares on the Facebook so far. Many readers took the matter serious and posted concerns on the Facebook page. While an old person believing it to be the truth took the concern to YouTube and voiced his views there.
The fake story says that marijuana overdoses were taking place all over the state of Colorado. Doctors were encountering so many cases of cardiac arrests, hypospadias, acquired trimethylaminuria and multiple organ failures. He added that they needed to do something about it, else the death toll could go up to 200 or maybe 300.
The doctor, it quoted was from the television series Lost, as a source, and Jesse Pinkman, a character from the famous TV series Breaking Bad, as one of the victims who died from the overdose. Even the company name they have used, “MolsonCoors”, is not a real company. Putting hoaxes at rest, no one died from overdose of Marijuana in Colorado.