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Swedish Minister Spreads Satire Article Claiming Deaths From Marijuana

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Above the link she wrote: "Stupid and sad. My first bill in the youth wing was called Outfight the Drugs! In this matter I haven't changed opinion at all."

The comment quickly spread in social media, triggering widespread criticism.

Ask's press officer Per Clareus said Tuesday the minister was aware the article was fake and was trying to criticize the website for joking about such a serious matter, but was misunderstood.

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