VIRAL WEB HOAX STORY OF THE WEEK: Colorado Governor Set To Release Those Convicted On Marijuana Related Charges, Expunge Records

HOAX ALERT: While we wish it were true, this trending web story is not true. REPEAT: THIS STORY IS A HOAX:

COLORADO:  With the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado residents proved themselves to be forward thinking, but while residents of the state are busy enjoying their newfound freedoms, little has been done for those serving time on marijuana related charges…until now.  Gov. John W. Hickenlooper (D) has proposed a bill that would have a major impact on the criminal justice system.  Under the new bill, convicts currently serving time on marijuana related charges will be released and the crime expunged from their records. [Read more…]