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Hoax Alert! Obama DID NOT Pardon ALL Marijuana Drug Offenders

  • by: Perry Sanders III
  • (Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:45:23 Z)

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Being as it's April 1st (April Fools Day) we can expect to see a fair share of BS on social media today. Here is a hoax that Lead Stories detected which claims President Obama used executive action to remove marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, as well as pardoned all marijuana drug offenders. This story is completely UNTRUE and was published by known hoax/satire website TheFreeThoughtProject.com.

The FAKE news story reads:

Washington D.C. -- As his second presidential term comes to an end, Barack Obama, an admitted pot smoker, finally came to terms with the fact that locking people in a cage for possessing a plant that makes them happy is criminal. On Friday morning, the President issued Executive Order 21302, effectively pardoning all non-violent drug offenders and ordering their release.

While we can understand that this hoax may have provided false hope for many people suffering from cancer, epilepsy, AIDS, and many other illnesses, there is no truth to it whatsoever. Executive Order "21302" does not exist. Additionally, a link within the UNTRUE story redirects to a Rick Astley "Rick Roll" video.

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