On Saturday, an article was published claiming that marijuana would be legal by August 1st, exciting many uninformed readers. The weekly newspaper based in California named the Santa Monica Observer claimed the “US Gov’t Will Legalize Marijuana on August 1,” adding that “weed will soon be legal in all 50 states, with a prescription.”
The information from the article that is spreading across the internet and social media by blogs such as using the Santa Monica Observer’s claim as fact.
The information provided by the local community newspaper is lacking in credibility.
The only source the Santa Monica Observer given to back the report of the DEA’s plan to reschedule marijuana on August 1st was an anonymous attorney who claims he received the information from another attorney representing the DEA.
The article also misspells the word cannabis: