A photo of a news headline that was shared on social media is going round with claims that weed is effective in killing the deadly coronavirus.
Social media is getting flooded with reports about the Coronavirus novel being distributed. On February 8, 2020, filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri posted a screenshot about this virus from his official Twitter account.
Solution to a lot of world’s problems lie in India. But you can’t find them as long as you ridicule our ancient wisdom.
Cannabis is a magic plant. Till mid-80s it was sold by Govt. Because of Rajiv Gandhi and western Pharma companies it got bad name.
Make cannabis legal. pic.twitter.com/qrwynpT6IW
— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) February 8, 2020
The picture has bold letters saying; ‘Breaking News: Weed Kills Coronavirus.’
— GPAN (@AfricaRepublic) February 3, 2020
The picture has so far been retweeted 3.1k times. During times when creating one’s news has become so easy, one needs to be even more vigilant. Although it was viral, there were some comments on the tweet asking for its source and medical background of this ‘ news ‘ to be reliable.