Edibles Suicide Should Not Lead to Hypocritical Regulation

CBS Denver

The suicide of an Oklahoma man in Keystone last weekend will inevitably increase the focus on the regulation and vilification of marijuana edibles in Colorado.

The death of the young man, who shot himself while on a ski vacation after reportedly ingesting five times the recommended dosage of marijuana edibles, is tragic and sad on many levels.

It is certainly understandable that his family would think that the marijuana, especially in such a high dose, would be involved.

However, this tragic death should not become a reason to vilify and regulate marijuana edibles as some sort of societal danger.

I do not know enough about chemistry to know what extreme high levels of THC can do in a human body, but the fact remains that this case is filled with various details that beget more questions.

The family of the suicide victim has the right to their own beliefs and…

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