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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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Vermont has the highest rate of illicit drug use in the country, with 15 percent of residents saying they've used within the past month, according to 2010-2011 surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Using those figures, 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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