Tim Hortons Will Begin Selling Marijuana Across Canada in 2017-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
It’s been reported that Tim Hortons, the most popular fast-food franchise in Canada, will begin selling marijuana from its 3,000 locations in 2017.
A fake news website is behind false reports that Tim Hortons plans to begin selling marijuana in 2017.
The story appeared at The Global Sun under the headline, “Tim Hortons to Sell Marijuana Across Canada.” The story begins:
CANADA – Canada’s most popular fast food restaurant franchise “Tim Hortons” will now be selling Marijuana upon it’s legalization in Canada. Ron Joyce, current founder of Tim Hortons claims that this is a necessity as there are over 3,000 stores across Canada.
The story was quickly shared more than 10,000 times on social media, and many readers were duped into believing that it was a credible report — but that’s not the case.
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