There was a lot of good news with marijuana this year—namely the widespread legalization efforts that swept our nation—but not everything was true.
With fake news and alternative facts seemingly here to stay, here are 10 of the most amusing fake pot stories from 2016.
A rumor went around that the Rockies would start selling pot-related items at the concession stands for all home MLB games. Sadly, despite Colorado’s legalization, chalk this one up to social media gossip.
This one was from us, but the joke was lost on a lot of people. April fools!
While most of us want to believe every good thing we read about Justin Trudeau (I mean, look at that hair), this one was just a joke spread by the satirical publication the Global Sun.
While this one is obviously a joke, props to “Christians Against Drugs” linking ‘catching weedles’ to weed needles. Remember kids—.
This is a pretty old rumor that is false, but continues to spread based on the believability of it—it’s more surprising that big tobacco hasn’t moved in on the marijuana market yet. Mark this one as false for the time being, but don’t be surprised if that changes soon.
A story circulated that a man, in an attempt to fill a scuba tank with smoke, knocked it over and sent “shrapnel flying into his body.” Thankfully, this story is false, but for a brief moment, you have to admire the dedication of filling an entire scuba tank.
There’s actually some in-depth research into trying to prove or disprove this, but for the moment, the truth is in neither camp. He was definitely the coolest cat in his era, so it wouldn’t be surprising.
While we would desperately, desperately, DESPERATELY like this to be true, it sadly isn’t. With neither him, nor his attorney general nominee, supporting legalization, we’re unlikely to see this anytime soon.
This one is decidedly untrue, though there are plenty of reasons to dislike her (namely, her rumored secret trips to Russia). We do love the sound of a marijuana dinner party, though.
From the same source as the Jill Stein rumor, news popped up of the first-ever recorded overdose on marijuana, only hours after Massachusetts legalized recreational marijuana. This one is, of course, true — as we previously learned, the only danger comes from injecting more than 3 marijuanas.
Arizona Saw 41 Percent Increase in Medical Marijuana Sales in 2018
Canadian Cannabis Activist Marc Emery Accused of Chronic Sexual Misconduct
Canopy Growth Expands Global Presence by Acquiring New York Hemp License
DEA Agent Implicated in 7-Million-Dollar Money Laundering Scheme
News5 days ago
Man Leaves Two Pounds of Pot in Uber, is Arrested Trying to Retrieve It
News4 days ago
Cop Caught with Child Porn Serves 90 Days in Jail; Man Selling Weed Gets 5 Year Sentence
News5 days ago
St. Louis, Missouri Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Under 100 Grams
Science5 days ago
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Culture4 days ago
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News3 days ago
Governor of New York Presents Plan to Legalize Recreational Marijuana
News2 days ago
Marijuana Legalization Bill Killed by Virginia Lawmakers
Laws4 days ago
Mass. Court Ruling: Police Can Arrest for Drugged Driving Based on Observations