According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, 37 people were killed across the state on January 1, the first day the drug became legal for all adults to purchase. Several more are clinging onto life in local emergency rooms and are not expected to survive.
“By next week the death toll could go as high as 200, maybe 300. Someone needs to step in and stop this madness. My God, why did we legalize marijuana? What were we thinking?” says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver.
“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 statements above were lifted from an article titled “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization” from The Daily Currant (January 2, 2014).
Other shocking articles on this muckraking site that are being ignored by the DLM (“damn liberal media”) include “Obama Unveils New American Flag,” “Canada Legalizes Medicinal Cocaine,” and “Government Opening Free Gas Stations in Poor Neighborhoods.”
Now, if I told you that Dr. Jack Shepard was the lead character on the television show Lost and that the Rocky Mountain News stopped publication in 2009, would these headlines make a different kind of sense? That’ s right—it’s satire! But it’s a fun read, so click on over to the Currant site and read away . . .