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Marijuana News: Legal Pot Cookie Blamed in College Student’s Death

One of the student's friend purchased the cookie in a Colorado pot shop


Tragedy struck in Denver when a Wyoming college student died after eating a pot cookie.

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In the latest marijuana news, 19-year-old Levi Thamba Pongi had a fatal accident after consuming marijuana. The autopsy reports cites marijuana intoxication as a “significant contributing factor” for Pongi’s death.

The student fell off a balcony in Denver on March 11 after eating a pot cookie. Pongi and a few friends were in Colorado during their spring break.

A friend of Pongi’s — who is over 21 — bought the pastry for him legally in one of Colorado’s recreational pot shops. State law bans the sale of recreational marijuana products to people under 21.

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