The Daily Current is is a satire/fake-news website like The Onion, but with the Onion itself often times being mistaken for real news, it’s copycats fool many more.
Colorado and Washington state approved the sale of marijuana for recreational use in November though statewide ballot measures. Under the new policies pot is legal for adult use, regulated like alcohol and heavily taxed.
One of the principal arguments of legalization advocates was that cannabis has long been considered safer than alcohol and tobacco and was not thought not to cause overdose. But a brave minority tried to warn Coloradans of the drug’s dangers.
“We told everyone this would happen,” says Peter Swindon, president and CEO of local brewer MolsonCoors. “Marijuana is a deadly hardcore drug that causes addiction and destroys lives.
“When was the last time you heard of someone overdosing on beer? All these pro-marijuana groups should be ashamed of themselves. The victims’ blood is on their hands.”
The article is satirizing the people panicking over marijuana legalization. In reality, it is not possible to fatally overdose from cannabis usage.
Even those unfamiliar with the satire website however, needed only to look at some of its other headlines to know it is not real news…