Well known satirical website Now8News.com has recently posted a story claiming that Philip Morris Marlboro marijuana brand is selling marijuana cigarettes in four states. The story reads as follows:
“Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska residents are celebrating the release of Phillip Morris Marlboro ‘M’ Brand Marijuana Cigarettes available next month for recreational use. The world’s largest cigarette producer, announced today that they will join the recreational marijuana bandwagon and begin the sale of marijuana cigarettes in these 4 U.S. states beginning November 1, 2015. This product is marketed under the brand “Marlboro M” and will be available for sale through marijuana licensed outlets. Serafin Norcik, Philip Morris’ Senior Vice President for marketing said in an interview, “Our company has been high on the idea for marketing cannabis and has been monitoring the market for some time. We have finally made the decision to take the leap and support these states in their right to legalized recreational marijuana use.” Currently the law limits the purchase to only one pack at a time. Prices start at $89 per pack. You must be 21 years or older to purchase and must provide a photo ID. Any resale of the Philip Morris Marlboro “M” Brand Marijuana cigarettes is subject to fines and jail time according to local laws.”
This story has been picked up by a lot of other news sites, causing a lot of commotion over the last few days. While many believe Philip Morris stands to make millions while hopping on the Pineapple Express (get it?), the truth is the story is just a joke. Some of the other articles recently posted on the satirical website include “Woman Caught Masturbating In Target Bathroom With ‘Olaf’ Hand Puppet, Crying “Let It Go””, and “Child Molester Found Sitting In Claw Machine Hoping To “Get Picked By A Child Who Will Love Him”. This is a lesson for all of us not to believe every bit viral garbage that we read on the web.
This being said, how would you feel if marijuana fell back in to the hands of big tobacco companies ? Let us know !