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Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health
Student's death in Colorado raises questions on pot and health

DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is sure how much Thamba ate of the marijuana cookie purchased by one of his friends at a local pot shop. But soon the engineering student, who had never tried marijuana before, began acting strangely hostile, tearing around the room and pulling pictures from the wall. Sometime in the early hours of March 11, Thamba leaped over the balcony to his death. Thamba died from injuries suffered in the fall, the coroner's office ruled last week,...

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