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Student fell to death after eating pot cookie (Denver CO)
Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2014 12:21 PM EDT

Posted on 04/02/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie, the first reported death linked to marijuana since the drug became legal for recreational use in Colorado in January.

Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel on March 11. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: balcony; congo; darwin; darwinaward; levythamba; libertarians; libtardians; marijuana; medicalmarijuana; stupor; wyoming
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1 posted on 04/02/2014 10:25:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Well there you go.


2 posted on 04/02/2014 10:25:57 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Olog-hai

The cookie didn’t kill him.....................


3 posted on 04/02/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Olog-hai

One word....... Darwin.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 10:26:20 AM PDT by BFM (CLINTON is and always will be a rapist. Never forget!)
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To: Olog-hai

I think it was the sudden stop that probably killed him.


5 posted on 04/02/2014 10:26:45 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Olog-hai

Medicinal use no doubt. Probably why the guy in front of us at a Foghat concert Saturday night felt obligated to fire up a few times. Asshat.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 10:27:03 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Red Badger

The cookie pushed him.


7 posted on 04/02/2014 10:27:23 AM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: Red Badger

Cookie violence? Where’s the mares against illegal cookies when you need them?


8 posted on 04/02/2014 10:27:46 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman
"Medicinal use no doubt."

Cured every problem that was ailing him.

9 posted on 04/02/2014 10:27:57 AM PDT by DannyTN ( .)
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To: Olog-hai
Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel...

Like Mr. Thamba, that balcony was just a *bit* too high.

10 posted on 04/02/2014 10:28:26 AM PDT by Constitution Day (32 ft/s²)
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To: Olog-hai

Hold my glass of milk and watch this ...


11 posted on 04/02/2014 10:28:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Olog-hai

I can just here it 10 years from now:
“Man, I’ve got to get this cookie monster off my back?”


12 posted on 04/02/2014 10:29:11 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Olog-hai
Is Wyoming no longer a part of the U.S.?
13 posted on 04/02/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Red Badger
the cookie didn't kill him...

I'd be surprised if laced baked goods didn't become a real problem. Back in the late '60s, there were sickos out there who would bake marijuana into cookies, etc, served at parties and events where people brought food contributions. The situation was such that in some environments it was best to bring ones own food to eat and in the teaching environment to not have bake sales of home made treats.

Stoners may laugh. But it's a real issue for those who are drug free.

14 posted on 04/02/2014 10:29:57 AM PDT by grania
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To: Olog-hai

Well, at least he died doing what he loved most...getting high.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 10:31:20 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Red Badger

I’d say booze


16 posted on 04/02/2014 10:32:38 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: Olog-hai

Whatever the pot-heads say about marijuana, that it makes you smarter, that you can drive better on it, is in fact jut the opposite. But it does distort your behavior so that you just think you’re smarter, that you can drive better. I could usually tell who the pot-heads are because they’re all the same kind of stupid: slow and incoherent.


17 posted on 04/02/2014 10:32:50 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Is Wyoming no longer a part of the U.S.?
LOL ... yeah, that was my first thought too. Just another glaring example of 21st Century "journalism."
18 posted on 04/02/2014 10:33:58 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Later on in the story, it mentions that Thamba was from the Republic of Congo and was attending Northwest College in Powell WY.


19 posted on 04/02/2014 10:34:11 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Red Badger

if you like your cookie——


20 posted on 04/02/2014 10:34:14 AM PDT by 1st Division guy
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To: rktman

Indeed, the music of Foghat, can only truly be appreciated with a temperate mind and a contemplative setting.


21 posted on 04/02/2014 10:34:23 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow...that’s some killer weed


22 posted on 04/02/2014 10:35:02 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

Congo native; wasn’t taught about “choom” before coming here.


23 posted on 04/02/2014 10:35:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: Olog-hai

What a bring down.


24 posted on 04/02/2014 10:35:30 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: rktman

Foghat loved them now you are responsible for me to you tube some songs for the next half an hour


25 posted on 04/02/2014 10:36:03 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: Olog-hai
The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming

what? we now have Domestic exchange students? if he were on That 70's Show, his name would be DES or DEZ...

26 posted on 04/02/2014 10:37:03 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Olog-hai
RE :”Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel on March 11. “

I hope she didnt hit anyone below.

27 posted on 04/02/2014 10:37:28 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: freedomson

How high was he?


28 posted on 04/02/2014 10:38:06 AM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Pot is the perfect drug to create libtards: kills brain cells and erases memory.


29 posted on 04/02/2014 10:38:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

Cookie Monster is deeply saddened over this


30 posted on 04/02/2014 10:38:50 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Olog-hai

Bbbut pot is harmless right??


31 posted on 04/02/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: grania

Urban legend.

It may have happened a few times, put it absolutely was not so prevalent that people needed to cancel bake sales. Despite what you think, most marijuana users are not stupid - neither are they sociopaths.

It defies logic to believe that someone would waste their perfectly good, and expensive, drugs, by giving them to people who do not want them.


32 posted on 04/02/2014 10:40:17 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Olog-hai

The first of millions.

When is MADD going to come out screaming? are they going to wait until 1000’s have died from drivers driving high on pot?

or will they be proactive?


33 posted on 04/02/2014 10:40:20 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: 12th_Monkey

More harmless than booze, which kills tens of thousands a year.


34 posted on 04/02/2014 10:41:19 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Olog-hai

Here comes the law suit............... welcome to the real world drug dealers!


35 posted on 04/02/2014 10:41:26 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Olog-hai

Smoking a joint will make you high for a few hours.
Eating dope will make you really high til tomorrow afternoon.


36 posted on 04/02/2014 10:41:31 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: BFM
Yep. Maybe there’re some good unintended consequences to legalization.
37 posted on 04/02/2014 10:41:33 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Yep, total lie on their part.

Where are the scientific studies that show that driving or reaction time is not negatively affect by being high? heck! they can’t even talk at a normal pace when they are high! they seem to be in slow motion.


38 posted on 04/02/2014 10:41:51 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: al baby

Fool for the city? Original bass player still and the original drummer showed up from London for this gig as well. Slide player on hand used to play with Molly Hatchet and Wild Cherry. Play That Funky Music white boy! Small venue and pretty good show.


39 posted on 04/02/2014 10:43:59 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: Olog-hai; All
... the first reported death linked to marijuana since the drug became legal for recreational use in Colorado in January.

The following FR thead seems to contradict the statement above.

FR: Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization

What am I overlooking?

40 posted on 04/02/2014 10:44:09 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: CodeToad

true, very true, no argument their, so why add to the number by making something else legal?

Don’t matter to me either way, i don’t do any of it and never will


41 posted on 04/02/2014 10:44:23 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: WayneS
We were in different circles, then. Laced baked goods were quite common in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Besides that, in spite of the stereotypes of the era, a lot of people adamantly avoided and opposed drug use.
42 posted on 04/02/2014 10:44:33 AM PDT by grania
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To: freedomson

lol


43 posted on 04/02/2014 10:46:40 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: Amendment10

“What am I overlooking?”

Satire


44 posted on 04/02/2014 10:47:31 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: Olog-hai

People are doing pot, some people walk off buildings.

Occasionally there will be someone who does both.

They are implying cause and effect.

But it is as wrong as saying driving a car causes accidents. Many people drive cars, SOME have accidents.

If EVERYONE who smoked pot fell off a building, then you would be on to something. One example does not prove anything.


45 posted on 04/02/2014 10:48:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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46 posted on 04/02/2014 10:49:32 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: Amendment10
Never heard of the Daily Currant?
47 posted on 04/02/2014 10:51:22 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

PERSON KILLED IN CAR ACCIDENT AFTER SHOPPING AT WALMART!

Equally valid headline. Does not mean shopping at walmart causes death by car accident


48 posted on 04/02/2014 10:52:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Red Badger

“The cookie didn’t kill him.....................”

It was the sudden stop that did it?


49 posted on 04/02/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

A drunk driver will blow right past a stop sign.

A stoned driver will wait for it to turn green.


50 posted on 04/02/2014 10:52:30 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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