Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop was duped by a satirical article that reported 37 people died the day marijuana became legal in Colorado. Pristoop made the far-fetched claim during testimony before a state Senate panel in opposition to two bills that would legalize marijuana.
Another victim of The Daily Currant.
The WaPo had a great one-liner on this story. Exact quote: "Trouble is, the facts were about as close to the truth as oregano is to pot."