Maryland Police Chief Humiliated After Citing Satirical Article To Oppose Pot Legalization

 

 

 

” Testifying against legislation that would decriminalize marijuana in Maryland, the Annapolis police chief cited a satirical article that claimed 37 pot deaths occurred on the first day Colorado legalized its sale.

“ The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Chief Michael Pristoop said on Tuesday as part of testimony during a Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”

  Pristoop was quickly corrected by a sponsor of one of the bills, according to the Capital Gazette.

“ Unless you have some other source for this, I’m afraid I’ve got to spoil the party here,” said Sen. Jamie Raskin. “Your assertion that 37 people died of a marijuana overdose in Colorado was a hoax on the Daily Currant and the Comedy Central website.”

  The Daily Currant posted the article – Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado on First Day of Legalization – on Jan. 2. It has since been shared over 24,000 times across various social media and other web platforms.”

 

    Good Lord , we are led by idiots … this man and thousands like him are the ones we should trust to protect us ? A man of tremendous authority over the citizenry that cannot even distinguish fact from fiction ? God help us .

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