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CaliFFLCaliFFL Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
Testifying against bills proposed to legalize and decriminalize marijuana in the state, Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop cited a hoax story that claimed 37 people had died the first day marijuana was legalized in Colorado.

“The first day of legalization, that’s when Colorado experienced 37 deaths that day from overdose on marijuana,” Pristoop testified at Tuesday’s Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing. “I remember the first day it was decriminalized there were 37 deaths.”


“If it was a misquote, then I’ll stand behind the mistake,” Pristoop said. “But I’m holding on to information I was provided.”
Reached by phone after he testified, Pristoop apologized.
“After conducting additional research, it appears that was not accurate at all,” Pristoop said. “I believed at the time that was accurate.
“But I don’t think it takes away from the other facts we presented ... I’m guilty of being a human being. I tried really hard to present verified facts.”

Remember, no one in recorded history has EVER OD'd from pot.

This is a police chief of a large American city. Can he really be this stupid? Or did he think no one would call him on his lying propaganda?

When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

Adam J. McCleod


  • PFDPFD Posts: 1,901 Senior Member
    For a lot of people, once the facts fit their belief then there is no reason to do further research.
    That's all I got.

  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Posts: 3,249 Senior Member
    You weren't supposed to check his facts! He is a trustworthy public servant, his word should be good enough for all. (Heavy Sarcasm)
    The fire service needs a "culture of extinguishment not safety" Ray McCormack FDNY
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Posts: 10,943 Senior Member
    Hey! The Onion is a reliable source of information!
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    What a funny ****.

    I have seen enough overdoses of heroin and illegal drugs, kids etc..... I have yet however, to see one death from regular marijuana, I have however, seen deaths unrelated to marijuana laced with dangerous narcotics and or unknown (to Me anyway) poisons.
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • bobbyrlf3bobbyrlf3 Posts: 2,614 Senior Member
    This was Maryland, right? That haven of freedom so close to our nation's capitol................:roll:
    Knowledge is essential to living freely and fully; understanding gives knowledge purpose and strength; wisdom is combining the two and applying them appropriately in words and actions.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Posts: 7,927 Senior Member
    He must have watched Harry Anslinger's movie "Reefer Madness."
  • Vic's ViewpointVic's Viewpoint Posts: 1,221 Senior Member
    This is a police chief of a large American city. Can he really be this stupid? Or did he think no one would call him on his lying propaganda?

    This is indeed the police chief of the capital city of MD, a state which typically marches in (political) lock step with the leftists in Washington, DC, and which is, in fact, contiguous to Washington, DC.
    Do you see now why I hate this place? Good citizens here are surrounded by fools, lackeys, whores, running dogs and yes men by the thousands. Don't get me started.....
    Member formerly known as "vlafrank."
  • horselipshorselips Posts: 3,628 Senior Member
    jbp-ohio wrote: »
    Hey! The Onion is a reliable source of information!

    I'm through with The Onion. from now on I'm sticking with The Weekly World News.
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