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D.A.R.E. Suckered by Fake Story About Deadly Weed Gummies

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D.A.R.E., the ineffective anti-drug program you barely remember from elementary school, is still around, and still warning kids of the dangers of taking any drug in any amount ever. Especially a new and deadly marijuana gummy that was completely made up by a fake news site whose story D.A.R.E. republished in its entirety. No, weed candies called “Uncle Tweety’s Chewy Flippers” and “Gummy Satans” did not claim nine college students’ lives in Colorado or kill 12 people at Coachella. And it’s certainly not true that “for every one joint of marijuana, four teenagers become burdened with pregnancy”—but the story sounds scary, so D.A.R.E. ran it, even though they should know better. The article came from Topekas News—a source so reliable that it currently has a story on its front page about old McDonald’s food coming to life and growing legs—and cited a Huffington Post article that doesn’t actually exist. When Washington Post blogger Christopher Ingraham asked D.A.R.E. about the obviously bogus gummy scare, they didn’t respond, just took the article down. Fortunately, Ingraham saved a copy, so we can still enjoy bogus statistics like “for every bag of marijuana candy sold, 16 violent crimes in the 18-45 age group break down.” Join #FOWLERNATION!! http://bit.ly/SubscribeFowlerNation Become a Patron! http://Patreon.com/FowlerShow 3 Steps To Join #FowlerNation! 1. Subscribe To The Fowler Show: http://bit.ly/SubscribeFowlerNation 2. 'Like' The Richard Fowler Show on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RichardFowlerShow 3. 'Follow' Us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/fowlershow These Patrons make the Fowler Show possible ($20+ monthly donation on Patreon.com/FowlerShow) & we couldn't do it without them! Truthservers.com Are you a fan of The Fowler Show? Become a Patron & help support independent media! Learn more here: http://www.patreon.com/fowlershow Want to help out but don't have any money to donate? Donate your account & help us get our stories out on social media. Learn more here: http://www.donateyouraccount.com/fowlershow If you liked this clip, share it with your friends and hit that "like" button! 1,500 Subscriber Behind The Scenes Reward Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT9x1PvQTBU Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes for free! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-richard-fowler-show/id510713880 @fowlershow @richardafowler http://www.facebook.com/richardfowlershow http://www.fowlershow.com http://fowlershow.tumblr.com/ STORY: http://antiviral.gawker.com/d-a-r-e-suckered-by-fake-story-about-deadly-weed-gummi-1702276176