Costco Plans to Selling Bulk Marijuana-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
There are reports that Costco will start selling bulk marijuana at stores in Washington State, where recreational marijuana has been legalized.
A fake news website is behind this hoax.
Reports that Costco would sell bulk marijuana at stores in Washington State started with the website Kitsap Report. The website reported that Costco would sell “bulk high grade marijuana” under its Kirkland Signature store brand:
“The marijuana will be exclusively purchased from the Suquamish Tribe, which is currently awaiting federal approval to begin production on.
Tribal gaming commissioners met with Costco executives more than 3 months ago to work on a tentative deal.
Kirkland signature hopes to add marijuana to its laundry list of goods including baby clothes, shampoo and dad shoes by the end of June.”
The fake news story was shared more than 260,000 times on social media sites. Some readers who commented on the story correctly noted that Washington State law limits legal possession of marijuana to less than one ounce per person, which would make “bulk” sales of the drug illegal.
The Kitsap Report is a satirical website that publishes fake news stories that are relevant to Kitsap County, Washington.
Will Costco start selling bulk marijuana at stores in Washington this summer?