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Marijuana Overdoses kill 37 Colorado first day of legalization
William Martin
PHI 103 Informal Logic
Mr. Edwin Teall
09/08/2014

The story that Colorado is reconsidering its decision to legalize recreational pot following the death of 37 people from marijuana overdoses. Came from the Rocky Mountain News. Across the state on January 1st the first day the drug became legal for all adults to use, the hospitals where overloaded with people clinging onto life due to overdosing on marijuana. The reporter says the chef surgery at St Luke’s Medical Center in Denver said he has put 5 college students in body bags already this morning and more are arriving every minute. This story about marijuana overdoses killing 37 people in Colorado on the first day of pot legalization is a hoax, but thousands are believing the fake news story, malicious deception. The Daily Currant published the story on January 2. It has been liked on Facebook over 11,000 times. The story purportedly cites a report in Rocky Mountain News that said 37 people died on January 1, the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado. Marijuana was legalized in the state of Colorado, on New Year’s Day, but no one died from overdosing. The true is that, The Rocky Mountain News was an actual media outlet, but shut down several years ago. Fake news stories are increasingly combining real and fake elements to confuse unsuspecting people. It is impossible to overdose purely on marijuana, studies have found. “Lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur,” according to a report from the National Cancer Institute. Cannabis is another name for marijuana, and also refers to hemp, the male version of pot. The fake story quoted “Dr. Jack Shepard, chef of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver” as saying “its complete chaos here. I’ve put five college students in body bags since breakfast and...

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