Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization

DRUG OVERDOSEDAILY CURRANT – Colorado is reconsidering its decision to legalize recreational pot following the deaths of dozens due to marijuana overdoses.

According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, 37 people were killed across the state on January 1st, 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.

“It’s complete chaos here,” says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, “I’ve put five college students in body bags since breakfast and more are arriving every minute.

“We are seeing cardiac arrests, hypospadias, acquired trimethylaminuria and multiple organ failures. 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?”
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Colorado and Washington state approved the sale of marijuana for recreational use in November though statewide ballot measures. Under the new policies pot is legal for adult use, regulated like alcohol and heavily taxed.

One of the principal arguments of legalization advocates was that cannabis has long been considered safer than alcohol and tobacco and was not thought not to cause overdose. But a brave minority tried to warn Coloradans of the drug’s dangers.

“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.”

One of the those victims was 29-year-old Jesse Bruce Pinkman, a former methamphetamine dealer from Albuquerque who had recently moved to Boulder to establish a legal marijuana dispensary.

Pinkman was partying with friends when he suffered several seizures and a massive heart attack which ultimately proved to be fatal. Toxicology reports revealed that marijuana was the only drug present in his system.

“This is just a terrible tragedy,” says his friend Peter, “Jesse was trying to go legit and now this happens? I guess drugs really are as dangerous as they say.”

Governor John Hickenlooper, who opposed the ballot initiative that legalized the drug, says he will call a special legislative session to try and overturn the new law.

“We can’t sit idly by and allow this slaughter to continue,” he says.

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26 Comments for “Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization”

  1. Anonymous

    It’s a hoax!this article is ridiculous

  2. american

    You know this story is a joke right? No one in recorded history has ever died from a marijuana overdose, and that website just has fake joke stories

  3. Anonymous

    Yea right!

  4. Anonymous

    Cannabis is non-toxic and symbiotic with our biology. We have cannabinoid receptors. Which means for the sheeple that don’t except the truth and believe what they’re told! That our bodies recept cannabinoids. There’s THC in breast milk even if the mother has never been in the same room as cannabis. It promotes healthy eating in new borns.

  5. benton

    You guys got trolled by a parody site. I hope you aren’t cross posting everything they do as “news”.

  6. Josh

    Hahahahah this is pretty funny tho. What’s not funny is some people are going to believe this and already has over 11 thousand likes on Facebook

  7. Samantha

    Just saying Jesse Pinkman is a character from Breaking Bad. Did anyone else catch that??

    • You are all Marijuana fans. I believe one person wrote all this useless statements to promote marijuana. I wonder how many lives will be lost to accidents, rapes, murders if this drug becomes a simple breakfast menu . Make your research before you condemn any news report if you are literate enough. Marijuana is BAD.

      • da bird

        yes and unicorns are not here cause they never made it to noahs ark….im high as fuck right now and by no means do i wanna go rape someone

      • american

        No I live in CO and have been monitoring the news, this is a joke story from a satirical website: http://dailycurrant.com/about/. The Rocky Mountain News hasn’t published since 2009, the characters are names from famous American TV shows, and you would need to smoke tons of marijuana in order to OD (more than has been sold in the entire state of CO).

        The stores opened and really nothing happened other than long lines, and high prices. That’s it.

      • Shadow

        Lukuluku Kay,
        I’m literate enough to know that your writng of ” I believe one person wrote all this useless statements” is incorrect. It should say ” I believe one person wrote all of these useless statements”.
        Before you feel the need to criticize other writing ability, become literate yourself.
        P.S. It was a hoax story, preplanned to draw out the rubes in order to make them look foolish. It looks like it worked. lol

      • cuerco

        hahaahahaahahaha don’t make me laugh

  8. Interesting story, if this story is true let the rest of the people learn from this experience

  9. lostlover

    Dr. Jack Shepard lol like the dude from Lost? Totally fake lol

  10. Anonymous

    That not true iv done my far share and has never over dose

  11. Doramin

    “Hypospadias /haɪpoʊˈspeɪdɪəs is a birth defect of the urethra in the male that involves an abnormally placed urinary meatus (the opening, or male external urethral orifice).”

    “Trimethylaminuria (TMAU) is an inherited metabolic disorder that is characterized by an offensive body odor that smells like rotting fish. This odor is due to the excessive excretion of a protein called trimethylamine (TMA) in the urine, sweat, and breath.”

    That might have been the tip-off this was a goof…Remember, google is your friend.

  12. Holli

    Dr. Jack Sheppard, chief of surgery << Lost anyone?

  13. Nathan

    leave it to these morons to post crap that sounds good to them Without looking in to any facts. I always thought the tea party gots it’s info from The Onion. Now I know

  14. dawn

    This the most ignorant st.ory I have ever heard. if this were true half of the United States would be dead. I wonder why only after it was legal people died. whats the government putting in it to kill people

  15. anonymos

    there are just ordionary people, jelous of marley movement “MM”

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