Walmart ‘To Sell Marijuana in Colorado, Washington’ isn’t Real

April 15, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An article stating that Walmart is going to sell marijuana in Colorado and Washington state is fake.

The “report” was published on satire website The National Report, which doesn’t publish real news. 

The article reads, “This September, the world’s largest retailer may also become America’s biggest drug dealer, after Walmart revealed on Monday their plans to begin selling marijuana in stores in both Colorado and Washington State, where recreational marijuana has been legalized.

“Walmart hopes to begin selling recreational marijuana in their Colorado stores beginning in September, and in Washington State beginning in January. They plan to sell marijuana in varying amounts, as well as marijuana-laced baked goods and paraphernalia, including bongs, pipes, papers, and more.”

However, The National Report had a disclaimer, saying it’s not a real news website. The disclaimer was removed recently.

“DISCLAIMER: National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental,” the disclaimer used to say.

AP update: Colorado moves to shut down 4 raided pot shops 

DENVER (AP) — State regulators want to shut down four Colorado medical marijuana businesses that were among the targets of federal raids last year.

Documents released Tuesday allege the businesses failed to maintain required video surveillance, sold marijuana after-hours and kept incomplete records. Letters denying the licenses say at least one of the businesses grew more than the standard number of plants without documented justification.

The state documents do not mention the Nov. 21 raids on more than a dozen sites, which came in the weeks before Colorado allowed sellers of recreational marijuana to open for business.

An inspection in December found at least one of the businesses failed to activate the state’s mandatory marijuana inventory tracking system.

The businesses have 60 days to request a hearing regarding the license denials.