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Marijuana linked to death of Colorado exchange student
BBC ^ | 4-2-14

Posted on 04/02/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT by kingattax

An exchange student fell to his death after ingesting marijuana in Colorado - the first death linked to the drug since it was legalised in the US state.

Levy Thamba, 19, plummeted from the balcony of a Denver hotel on 11 March after eating a cannabis-laced cookie.

A post-mortem examination found marijuana intoxication was a factor in the Wyoming student's death.

Colorado became the first US state to legalise recreational use of the drug in January.

Mr Thamba, a native of the Republic of Congo, had reportedly begun taking classes at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, the same month.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; colorado; congo; levythamba; libertarians; medicalmarijuana; wyoming

1 posted on 04/02/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Reefer Madness baby!


2 posted on 04/02/2014 2:46:45 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: kingattax

Just say no!


3 posted on 04/02/2014 2:48:38 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: kingattax

Read the article earlier today in the Denver Post. The young man (exchange student) was attending college in Wyoming. He was visiting Denver when he fell to his death from a hotel balcony.


4 posted on 04/02/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o

Quickly, call the state to outlaw pot again! In all the years of state-legalized alcohol, nothing like this has ever happened before!


5 posted on 04/02/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT by Ueriah
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To: Autonomous User; no-to-illegals; All

Once upon a time, my husband and I drove out to the country for a party. There was a bonfire outside and refreshments inside. Someone informed me that there were Alice B Tocklas brownies. A few minutes later I saw my husband in with the refreshments. He had a brownie in his hand. I said, “Oh, no, how many of those have you eaten?” “Four”. “Well, I guess we won’t be driving home tonight,” I groaned. I had no drivers license. We slept along with others around the campfire. The next afternoon hubby decided he felt clear enough to drive home. But, as we drove back to town, he also remarked, “I guess I won’t work on the roof today after all.” The moral is don’t do stupid stuff when drunk, high, or otherwise under bad influences. This poor fellow was both high and too high.


6 posted on 04/02/2014 2:54:27 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: kingattax

in the same way that dinner was related to your last automobile accident


7 posted on 04/02/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Ueriah

Frail Ethel Kennedy attends daughter’s drugged driving trial
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3126404/posts

time to outlaw prescription drugs!


8 posted on 04/02/2014 2:59:52 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: kingattax

Not likely it was just one cookie. More likely several, too many drinks and a big, heaping plate of stupid.


9 posted on 04/02/2014 3:00:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: kingattax
Levy Thamba, 19, plummeted from the balcony of a Denver hotel on 11 March after eating a cannabis-laced cookie.

"Levy Thamba, 19, plummeted from the balcony of a Denver hotel on 11 March after drinking a glass of milk. ... A post-mortem examination found milk intoxication was a factor in the Wyoming student's death."

1. a. milk can cause adverse reactions in people.

2. b. Adverse reactions can cause someone to fall off a balcony.

3. c. anyone that has an adverse reaction to milk can fall from a balcony.

Whatever...

10 posted on 04/02/2014 3:06:30 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("Help spread the good news; we can send helpmates to the good guys in D.C." -Sarah Palin, March 13)
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To: gleeaikin

Wasn’t in Tennessee was it?


11 posted on 04/02/2014 3:07:42 PM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: kingattax

Well, I guess they got what they are asking for. Now if we can hear more stories like this in Seattle.


12 posted on 04/02/2014 3:10:15 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: kingattax

1 thats it? Quite certain alcohol has probably killed 5 to 10 times as many since passed. While I dont smoke I dont begrudge others that choose to. Whatever floats one’s boat


13 posted on 04/02/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: spankalib

Several states away, but why Tennessee?


14 posted on 04/02/2014 3:16:59 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: kingattax

Too bad, so sad, toght tootsies. I hope the parents sue the pants off of the colorado govt. which is an accessory to this kids death.


15 posted on 04/02/2014 3:17:18 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: kingattax

People are too trusting with the locals.


16 posted on 04/02/2014 3:17:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Autonomous User
Reefer Madness baby!

I can Fly!not.

17 posted on 04/02/2014 3:20:53 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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think about how stupid the average person is, then realize

that half of em are stupider than that !


18 posted on 04/02/2014 3:25:24 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Ueriah

Nooo, outlaw hard flat surfaces—that was the cause of death!


19 posted on 04/02/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: kingattax

Wow!!! Reading the responses on this thread; seems a lot of FReepers are potheads or at least support dumbing down our country through legalization; they don’t realize that Soros has put a lot of money behind these initiatives.


20 posted on 04/02/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT by DLfromthedesert (She accomplished nothing: should have stayed at home and baked cookies)
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To: gleeaikin

Same thing happened...:)
(you could’ve “had me” there - freaking out , if you had said yes lol!)
I wouldn’t have asked yesterday! ha!


21 posted on 04/02/2014 3:42:41 PM PDT by spankalib ("I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.")
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To: carriage_hill
I accidentally ate an entire medicinal marijuana cookie no too long ago & thought I was gonna die.

Believe me, as potent as dope is these days it does not take much.

22 posted on 04/02/2014 3:44:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Ueriah
No telling how many stupid kids have taken a deadly fall while drunk.

But the warriors will still insist pot must be banned to protect the chillins.

23 posted on 04/02/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: kingattax

Apparently, marijuana was a factor...Perhaps, STUPID stepped up and played a role as well, hmmmm?


24 posted on 04/02/2014 5:56:44 PM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: elteemike
"Apparently, marijuana was a factor...Perhaps, STUPID stepped up and played a role as well, hmmmm?"

Well, not to defend pot, but the fact is pot IMPAIRS judgment, just like alcohol.

People wouldn't use marijuana if it didn't so, yeah, there's the STUPID factor, but yeah, there's the POT factor, too.

I grow tired of hearing people saying pot has NO negative effects.

Sure it does. You get high. You are going for the impaired sensation.

You do dumb stuff.

But don't come crying when you suffer the consequences.

See rule above, regarding alcohol.

Same deal.

25 posted on 04/02/2014 8:02:31 PM PDT by boop (I just wanted a President. But I got a rock.)
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