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La. lawmaker uses fake news to vote against medical marijuana: report

BATON ROUGE — A North Louisiana state representative said the reason she was voting against a bill to expand medical marijuana was because 37 people died the first day that recreational marijuana was made legal in Colorado.

Rep. Dodie Horton made the claim in a committee meeting, but there’s one problem with her statement: It’s false.

According to The Advocate, Horton was citing an article from The Daily Currant, a satirical news site.

Read more at WGNO

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