FAKE-NEWS - 'Texas to Legalize Marijuana Use'
OutlineCirculating story claims that Texas has a new bill that will legalize the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana from January 1, 2015.
Brief AnalysisThe claims in the message are untrue. There is currently no Texas bill to legalize marijuana use. HB 2412, the bill mentioned in the story, had nothing whatsoever to do with legalizing marijuana. The story comes from the fake-news website NewsBuzzDaily.com, which bills itself as satirical. The stories published on the site are made up and should not be taken seriously.
Texas to Permit Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana Use!
Austin, TX- On September 29, 2014, Texas Governor Rick Perry will be signing a new bill into law, legalizing medicinal and recreational use of marijuana for adults ages 21 or older.
Report Claims Marijuana Use to be Permitted in Texas
The message claims that Texas Governor Rick Perry is set to sign the bill - Bill HB 2412 - into law on September 29, 2014. The report further claims that the change will reap substantial tax revenue for the state and free up space in county jails.
Report is Bogus - Comes from Fake-News Site NewsBuzzDaily
In fact, the report comes from the fake-news website NewsBuzzDaily.com. None of the reports published on the site are intended to be taken seriously. A disclaimer at the footer of the site's pages notes:
NewsBuzzDaily.com is a combination of real shocking news and satire news. Please note that articles written on this site are for entertainment and satirical purposes only.Like similar fake news sites, NewsBuzzDaily presents its fictional reports in news format. Thus, many people believe that the site's articles are genuine and share them on their networks. A lot of readers will not scroll down far enough to notice the site's disclaimer.
Marijuana Not Likely To be Legal in Texas In Near Future
But, there are no indications that the state will follow Colorado's lead, at least within the next year or so. If, or when, such a change occurs, you can bet that it will be well covered by real news outlets.
In the meantime, don't believe or share anything you read on NewsBuzzDaily or its fellow fake news outlets.
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Last updated: September 22, 2014
First published: September 22, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen