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Police: Student ate more pot than recommended
wthr ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | SADIE GURMAN

Posted on 04/17/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT by digger48

DENVER (AP) - A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana.

Levy Thamba Pongi, 19, consumed more than one cookie purchased by a friend - even though a store clerk told the friend to cut each cookie into six pieces and to eat just one piece at a time, said the reports obtained Thursday.

Pongi began shaking, screaming and throwing things around a hotel room before he jumped over a fourth-floor railing into the hotel lobby March 11. An autopsy report listed marijuana intoxication as a "significant contributing factor" in the death.

Marijuana cookies and other edibles have become increasingly popular since Colorado allowed people 21 and over to buy recreational marijuana this year at regulated stores. Federal authorities don't regulate the edibles because marijuana remains illegal under federal law.

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1 posted on 04/17/2014 5:28:18 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

his friends said...But DUDE it was like LEGAL,.....


2 posted on 04/17/2014 5:29:06 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: digger48

3 posted on 04/17/2014 5:31:48 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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4 posted on 04/17/2014 5:32:59 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: digger48

I think this foray into the world of legalized pot will only lead to more trouble. We’ll see more deaths like this one. Plus, it causes brain damage. Another study was released this week, showing that the parts of the brain responsible for memory and motivation are damaged by marijuana use.

Once more studies are published, that whole myth about pot being safe will evaporate... except among dedicated pot-heads.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 5:33:31 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Back in the day, I’ve seen brownies lay out some pretty hard-core smokers.

I’ve heard the kids now sell them here in Hoosierville for about $10 a brownie


6 posted on 04/17/2014 5:37:10 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

No problem. Think of it as evolution in action.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 5:39:36 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: exDemMom

Don’t care.

The deaths and damage pot causes are not as bad as damage done by cops kicking down doors (esp. WRONG doors) and paying to warehouse these people and their suppliers in prisons.

Freedom has risks. I’m willing to live with ‘em.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 5:41:51 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: digger48

“But pot is harmless!!!” say all the stoners.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 5:42:39 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: digger48

What is the recommended daily allowance for pot?


10 posted on 04/17/2014 5:49:37 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: digger48

The only role pot played in this fellow’s death was slowing his ability to flap his arms fast enough to sufficiently enable him to slow his rate of decent....


11 posted on 04/17/2014 5:50:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: yarddog

That’s what drew me to the story when I saw the title.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 5:53:11 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

You can’t eat just one !


13 posted on 04/17/2014 6:16:55 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: yarddog

You know life is getting weird when there are recommended amounts of marijuana being advised openly.


14 posted on 04/17/2014 6:18:16 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: digger48

Funny..if this goes true to American justice system form

..the potheads family will sue the dealer and get a larger settlement. .financially breaking the dealer.

so dealers, supplier, growthers, the whole supply chain, will needed to start carrying insurance, have truth in packaging and other regulations driving up the costs of legal pot..

so to keep cost down you will then see bootleg or black market pot...ie illegal legal pot..

and then we are back to square one with a new government war on illegal (legal) drugs...

which was the Libertarian argument for legalizing drug in the first place..to end the government usless war on drugs


15 posted on 04/17/2014 6:22:03 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: digger48

Who knew there was a recommended daily allowance? /s


16 posted on 04/17/2014 6:34:53 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: digger48

Someone with munchies is supposed to eat a sixth of a cookie and stop?


17 posted on 04/17/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: digger48

pot users don’t negatively affect anyone else. /s


18 posted on 04/17/2014 7:05:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Nuc 1.1

ummm...the guy that sold them the cookie? (only eat 1/6 of it)


19 posted on 04/17/2014 7:07:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tophat9000

In other words, the same thing that is now the case with alcohol.


20 posted on 04/17/2014 7:08:00 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: digger48
Pongi began shaking, screaming and throwing things around a hotel room before he jumped over a fourth-floor railing into the hotel lobby March 11. An autopsy report listed marijuana intoxication as a "significant contributing factor" in the death.,

Gee...would ever have seen this coming? You suckers who fell for the leftist cry of "medical" marijuana are seeing the end result in Colorado. Basically they're sacrificing the mental and physical health and stability of our youth on the altar of profiting from pot.

21 posted on 04/17/2014 7:10:37 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Nuc 1.1

“Who knew there was a recommended daily allowance? /s”

Yeah, and I wonder where it fits into the food pyramid, or whatever shape they’re using these days?


22 posted on 04/17/2014 7:14:07 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
In other words, the same thing that is now the case with alcohol.

The article says he at "more than one" cookie, and the recommended dose was 1/6 of a cookie. That means he took at least 12 times the recommended dose.

If it had been alcohol instead of pot he'd have been dead before he got the chance to jump.

23 posted on 04/17/2014 7:20:02 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: digger48
Pongi began shaking, screaming and throwing things around a hotel room before he jumped over a fourth-floor railing into the hotel lobby...

There was plenty going on in that room, it seems, but THAT wasn't pot that did that. There's lots more recreational chemistry going on.

24 posted on 04/17/2014 7:23:40 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: digger48
Duuuuuude, they said you can't eat too much of that stuff.

Oh wow, mannnnn.

Does that mean, like, to not over do it, or did they mean you can eat as much as you want?

25 posted on 04/17/2014 7:28:51 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Ramius

When I was in college there were no issues in regard to pot.

But I guess we have to consider that the current youth is stupider.

Or maybe when it is illegal, only the wilier folks sneak around and use it. Thus the dumber and gullible are not able to partake, at least not for long before they are caugh.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 7:30:46 PM PDT by angry elephant (Endangered species in Seattle)
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To: PLMerite
Yeah, and I wonder where it fits into the food pyramid, or whatever shape they’re using these days?

Fruits and vegetables, I reckon.

27 posted on 04/17/2014 7:31:23 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: digger48

Thank goodness the government is working to protect us by banning e-cigarettes.


28 posted on 04/17/2014 7:32:04 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: driftless2
“But pot is harmless!!!” say all the stoners.

Well... So what if it isn't? I've never been one to argue that pot was a good thing. I say... So what even if it's harmful? Why does that give the government some free pass? I've seen pot harm the lives of plenty of people. That's not reason enough to make it illegal. More to the point, it's not reason enough to trample on the constitution like the "war on drugs" has done.

29 posted on 04/17/2014 7:33:18 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: tacticalogic
What is the recommended dose of alcohol?

The closest I could find was a small glass of wine. Twelve of those? I would be tipsy but I don't think I would be dead.

30 posted on 04/17/2014 7:35:38 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: DouglasKC

No... Just weeding out the stupid ones. Not everybody gets to be an astronaut when they grow up. The world needs ditch diggers too.


31 posted on 04/17/2014 7:36:24 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Secret Agent Man

ummm...the guy that sold them the cookie? (only eat 1/6 of it)


You expect a stoned guy to do math involving fractions?


32 posted on 04/17/2014 7:39:46 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Someone with munchies is supposed to eat a sixth of a cookie and stop? LOL
33 posted on 04/17/2014 7:57:10 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: digger48

Seriously, eat 1 sixth of a cookie. That is impossible even without the munchies.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT by D Rider (Don't give sharp objects to small children)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
The closest I could find was a small glass of wine. Twelve of those? I would be tipsy but I don't think I would be dead.

I assumed a BAC of .08 was the maximum recommended dose. 12x that would be a BAC of .96, which looks to be well into the lethal dose range.

A dedicated alcoholic who's built up a tolerance might survive it, but I think it would kill most people outright.

35 posted on 04/17/2014 8:03:39 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: digger48

What’s the recommended amount of pot to eat a day?


36 posted on 04/17/2014 8:04:14 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
To be honest it seem to be, the optimum state to be with the state, is just barely illegal..

because it keeps all the lawyer out of the mix on the civil side trying to take a cut of the legal profits,

and it keeps the bureaucrats out trying to regulate a legal business..

and the rest if its just some tick tack misdemeanor...if your cool their cool...

being slightly illegally is the better then insurance. .because insurance is for people doing legal things to keep other people taking a bit of your ass legally

37 posted on 04/17/2014 8:50:04 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: Ramius

Yeah, you’re right...maybe pot should be legalized in every state. I’m certainly for eliminating any laws against possession for whatever reason. And if every state legalized it, I’m not sure what harm would be done. But please don’t try to tell me pot is harmless. It’s a drug. Like any drug, it can have ill effects as researchers are finding every year.


38 posted on 04/18/2014 3:19:08 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: digger48

“A gramme is better than a damn”

“..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon...”

“The day’s soma ration,” Bernard answered rather indistinctly; for he was masticating a piece of Benito Hoover’s chewing-gum. “They get it after their work’s over. Four half-gramme tablets. Six on Saturdays.”


39 posted on 04/18/2014 3:40:46 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: driftless2
Yeah, you’re right...maybe pot should be legalized in every state. I’m certainly for eliminating any laws against possession for whatever reason. And if every state legalized it, I’m not sure what harm would be done. But please don’t try to tell me pot is harmless. It’s a drug. Like any drug, it can have ill effects as researchers are finding every year.

Unfortunately, as a society, we are on the hook for supporting all those who become permanently brain damaged as a result of pot use. The evidence suggests that even a small use can cause permanent brain damage.

If we just look at cost-effectiveness, which is more costly: providing lifetime support to those who destroyed their own brains, or enforcing drug laws and keeping it illegal? I do not know this answer--it is probably worth a study or two to answer.

40 posted on 04/18/2014 4:01:11 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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wait, he overdosed on pot? That can’t be true because potheads have been telling us for years that it’s unpossible.. “pfttt....dude, you can’t overda... wait wha? ohhh, riggggghhhhhttt.... you can’t take too muc..... wha?”


41 posted on 04/18/2014 4:09:30 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: exDemMom
Unfortunately, as a society, we are on the hook for supporting all those who become permanently brain damaged as a result of pot use. The evidence suggests that even a small use can cause permanent brain damage.

That establishes a premise that we will be "on the hook" for supporting them and circumvents any debate about whether we should be, and carries an implicit assertion that the perception of "risk" automatically creates a government power to act on it.

The validity of that premise needs to be challenged, IMHO.

42 posted on 04/18/2014 4:18:16 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic
That establishes a premise that we will be "on the hook" for supporting them and circumvents any debate about whether we should be, and carries an implicit assertion that the perception of "risk" automatically creates a government power to act on it.

I was simply stating the situation as it is. Whether you or I like this situation, it is what exists. We are subsidizing countless drug addicts already through welfare, food stamps, and generous disability programs and the push towards widely legalized marijuana can only result in more dependency.

Personally, I would like to see all of the redistribution programs scaled way back, but I'm afraid that won't happen until the entire economy buckles under the weight of all the give-away programs.

43 posted on 04/18/2014 5:06:53 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom
I was simply stating the situation as it is. Whether you or I like this situation, it is what exists. We are subsidizing countless drug addicts already through welfare, food stamps, and generous disability programs and the push towards widely legalized marijuana can only result in more dependency.

Personally, I would like to see all of the redistribution programs scaled way back, but I'm afraid that won't happen until the entire economy buckles under the weight of all the give-away programs.

Indeed. We're presented with a conundrum. We have a situation where we have to choose between two possible courses of action to mitigate the problem. One solution will mean at least a temporary increase in human suffering and the political fallout from that, but less government dependence and a reduction in the size of the government in the long run. The other will mitigate the human suffering, and avoid the negative political optics in the short term, but at the cost of increasing the size of the government and acquiescing to more federal government authority and increasing control of our lives.

Choose wisely.

44 posted on 04/18/2014 5:42:25 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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