TEXAS: An article saying Texas has approved the usage of medicinal and recreational marijuana is fake.
It was posted on NewsBuzzDaily, one of many fake news websites that publish articles to trick people into sharing them.
It reads: “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. Bill HB 2412 will go into effect January 1, 2015. Texas is the first southern state to legalize any recreational drug. The state of Texas is expected to profit $50 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales. A state tax of 11% will be implemented on sales. In addition to the profit in tax revenue, with the legalization of the drug Texas is expected add more than 5,000 job openings ranging from farmers to dispensary agents.”
The bogus article had tens of thousands of “likes” and shares on Facebook.