Have you seen the viral ad linking weed to satanic cults?

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The viral “public service announcement,” reportedly from the Ad Council, is fake. As finely crafted a piece it is, the ad looks like it means business. Fact check: Viral ad on marijuana and 'youth joining satanic cults' is a #hoax. An anti-marijuana advertisement has been making the rounds on social media lately, and it is making some parents a little nervous. Apps also make it easy for creative minds to produce phony social media ads.

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An anti-marijuana advertisement has been making the rounds on social media lately, and it is making some parents a little nervous. The ad states that smoking weed is the “leading cause of America’s youth joining Satanic Cults, and that’s a fact.”

As one might imagine, the thought of Little Jimmy and Jenny getting high with friends one morning under the monkey bars and, unbeknownst to them, subsequently being put in a league with Satan is enough to send chills down the spines of any upstanding mom and dad. Some parents have come to expect that cannabis...

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