Marijuana

Marijuana bought with food stamps? New bill aims to prevent claims in joke news story

In recent weeks, we've posted about several satirical Colorado marijuana sales stories that some are taking seriously, including one that claimed pot overdoses killed 37 people and another about Representative Michele Bachmann supposedly driving stoned that prompted an official denial from Fort Collins.

A piece about folks buying weed with food stamps is a joke, too. But there is now actual legislation intended to ban this nonexistent practice.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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