Alabama Legalizing Recreational And Medical Marijuana Is A Hoax

By Shawn Rice

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Alabama Govenor Kay Ivey passing a law legalizing recreational and medical marijuana in the state is false. There is no truth to the report that the state of Alabama would be allowing the use of recreational and medical marijuana. Alabama has some of the harshest marijuana penalties in the country.

Possession of even a single joint is punishable by up to a year of incarceration. It is clear these laws have not been successful, and new evidence shows that Alabama’s laws are not being evenly enforced.

Where did this fake news originate? Prank website React365 posted the fake news article reporting that marijuana was legalized in Alabama. You can read the fake news below.

Govenor Kay Ivey passed a law legalizing the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana for the state of Alabama
As of November, first 2017 marijuana will be legal
Overall support for legalize marijuana has hit 64 30 states in the district of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana
I knew Gallup poll released earlier this month shows that a record high percentage of Americans now support legalizing marijuana

For the first time immaturity of Republicans are in favor of legalizing marijuana as well

Update coming soon

However, there is no truth to the news, according to Hoax Alert. If the poor grammar and typo-laden story were not enough to indicate that it was a hoax (despite referencing a real Gallup poll), React365’s disclaimer clearly states that articles should not be taken seriously:

This website is an entertainment website, news are created by users. These are humourous news, fantasy, fictional, that should not be seriously taken or as a source of information.

In fact, the above story, is an exact copy save some minor changes from a hoax involving Virginia legalizing marijuana. exact same article appeared but about Virginia and it wasn’t true either:

Govenor Terry McAuliffe passed a law legalizing the use of recreational and medicinal marijuana for the state of Virginia
As of November, first 2017 marijuana will be legal
Overall support for legalize marijuana has hit 64 30 states in the district of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana
I knew Gallup poll released earlier this month shows that a record high percentage of Americans now support legalizing marijuana

For the first time immaturity of Republicans are in favor of legalizing marijuana as well

Update coming soon

Currently, 29 states and Washington D.C. have laws legalizing marijuana in some form, according to Governing.com. Neither Virginia nor Texas have any such legalization laws at this time.

Here are some examples of people sharing the hoax story on social media:

Marijuana Legalized In Alabama – Govenor Kay Ivey passed a law legalizing the use of recreational and medicinal… https://t.co/ttkPwaSFOx

— Homegrown Security (@homegrownDHS) October 31, 2017

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— DJPierre (@PierreDFW) October 31, 2017

Marijuana Legalized In Alabama https://t.co/O0DFNaOIRm

— jefferson Taylor (@jefftay223) October 31, 2017

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— Elante’ Williams (@shawtyyredd17) <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" Go to the full article.

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