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No, dozens did not overdose on marijuana in Colorado and die; learn about the hoax

Published On: Jan 03 2014 06:49:30 PM CST   Updated On: Jun 14 2014 11:18:58 AM CDT
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration asked residents of U.S. states whether they've used illicit drugs within the past month, Using their data, here are the 20 highest states in America.

On Jan. 2, 2014, the Daily Currant published an article positing that over three dozen people had died of marijuana overdoses on 1 January 2014, the day recreational use became legal in Colorado.

The website in question is a satirical website but that hasn't stopped people from passing the story off as fact around the Internet.

Read the full Snopes.com article about the hoax over at http://www.snopes.com/politics/satire/overdose.asp


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