Could be more at play here, but in this case pot may have squashed his brain.
DENVER (CBS4)- A college student who jumped to his death from a hotel balcony ate more than six times the recommended amount of a marijuana cookie.
The police report on Levi Pongi’s death states it was likely the first time the 19-year-old had ever used marijuana. That coupled with the amount he ate could have caused a kind of psychosis.
Pongi, a native of the Republic of Congo, jumped from the 4th floor of a motel balcony on March 11.
The coroner ruled marijuana intoxication as a significant contributing factor to his death.
Pongi ate six servings of a marijuana edible cookie manufactured by Sweet Grass Kitchen.
His friends were interviewed by police and said as far as they knew Pongi had never tried marijuana before the night he died.
“Right off the bat 15 percent of people can have a psychotic reaction and someone who has never used before is at an even greater risk,” said addiction expert Dr. Christian Thurstone.
Thurstone is an addiction expert with Denver Health and said unlike smoking marijuana which makes it’s way quickly to the brain. Ingesting it means it takes longer to impact the body and to feel a high.
“Using edibles it can be very easy to over consume a marijuana edible,” said Thurstone.
In this case Pongi’s friends said the dispensary clerk “advised they divide the cookie into six pieces and eat one piece at a time.”
They also said after 30 minutes “Levi said he didn’t feel anything and he ate the entire cookie immediately.”
Before the end of the night his friends said Pongi began to act strangely and paranoid and then began to destroy things in their hotel room.
One friend told police he “tried to grab Levi because Levi was getting ‘crazy’ destroying lamps and TV. Levi ran out of the room and jumped off the balcony.”
A toxicology report found Pongi had a THC level of 7.2 nanograms in his blood. The level Colorado considers to be marijuana
You have no common sense nor any understanding of the difference between causation and correlation. As I said before, ultra blue state Delaware - number 4 in obesity - and the obesity problem in the democrat, blue cities should be enough to tell you that the cause is not republican anything. Chicago has a lot of fat people. No idea when the last republican was in office there. You are just so hard wired to believe any of the BS that comes from those trashloids that you read - can't think for yourself.
Excerpt for NYT
WASHINGTON — It was a simple question to someone accustomed to much tougher ones: What was her proudest achievement as secretary of state? But for a moment, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing recently before a friendly audience at a women’s forum in Manhattan, seemed flustered.
Mrs. Clinton played an energetic role in virtually every foreign policy issue of President Obama’s first term, advocating generally hawkish views internally while using her celebrity to try to restore America’s global standing after the hit it took during the George W. Bush administration.
But her halting answer suggests a problem that Mrs. Clinton could confront as she recounts her record in Mr. Obama’s cabinet before a possible run for president in 2016: Much of what she labored over so conscientiously is either unfinished business or has gone awry in his second term.
From Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the grinding civil war in Syria to the latest impasse in the Middle East peace process, the turbulent world has frustrated Mr. Obama, and is now defying Mrs. Clinton’s attempts to articulate a tangible diplomatic legacy.
There is no connection between republican/conservative policies and obesity. The premise is stupid, as is anyone who would promote such garbage.
No, what I'm saying is that Delaware and the incredible obesity in many of our major cities - which are overwhelmingly democrat - should cause anyone with half a mind to question the premise.
You're an embarrassment. Seriously. Do you ever think critically about what you read?
Add to your deficiencies an inability to read. The trash that you read is top of mind for the extreme, unproductive, incidiary language from the Libroids. Incredible distortions. You and your ilk, elk are just as bad as the fringe on the right.
Each defense is lamer then its predecessor. You post this trash, it's a reflection on how you think. I really don't need your explanation, I can figure it out based on all the other trash that you write and post. Pathetic.
Ah, thanks Flop
Garbage you crackpot.
"As I previously posted, hayflick, I don't usually agree with everything in an article I post" And what don't you agree with from this article that you posted Elk?
flop - if the 1% were in control we wouldn't have ACA. I don't want to minimize the role and impact of the wealthy, especially corporations but to say there is no influence isn't correct either.
They best send locks for their armoured vehicles so the milita can't steal any more of them. What a pathetic bunch that army must be.
You are plain wrong elk - If the Founding Fathers wanted a direct, popular election, why did they invent the Electoral College? Read your history - there was distrust of a popular election at that time so that's why the Electoral College was put in place. So why again you go to the handbook with the name calling you look the idiot.
The extremes on both sides make for good TV ratings but that's about it. Its a shame that too many of our elected officals are getting sucked into it as well. The other thing that seems to happen way to often is the use of hyperbolic language to promote very legitimate issues - both sides are guilty.
Based on the make up of the Senate, Congress and the White House I think the 99% certainly have an impact.
'you know very well the Founding Fathers wanted to promote voting participation of all Americans." Yeah, that we we have the Electoral College.
How will providing identification in anyway surpress the vote? According to your logic, we shouldn't even require anyone to register to vote - what does regestering to vote really accomplish? i don't think that voter fraud is a big issue, nor do I think that requiring someone to show an ID to vote is a big deal either. Both sides are way over the top in demagoging this issue.