Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Colorado Deaths Stoke Worries About Pot Edibles

Posted: Updated:

DENVER (AP) - Two recent deaths have stoked concerns about Colorado's recreational marijuana industry and the effects of pot edibles that can be exponentially more potent than a joint.

Authorities have not formally linked the shooting death of 44-year-old Kristine Kirk to consumption of marijuana candy by her husband.

However, in the case of 19-year-old Wyoming college student Levy Thamba Pongi, an autopsy report listed marijuana intoxication as a significant contributing factor in his death when he fell from a hotel balcony.

Twenty-six people have reported poisonings from marijuana edibles this year in Colorado. Six were children.

Supporters of the pot law and some experts say the issues can be largely addressed through better regulations.

The deaths occurred as Colorado lawmakers are scrambling to create safety regulations for the largely unmonitored marijuana snacks.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


  • Regional NewsMore>>

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK? NFL Asking Halftime Performers To Pay To Play

    WHAT DO YOU THINK? NFL Asking Halftime Performers To Pay To Play

    SWXRightNow.com - I think one of the reasons the Super Bowl is consistently one of, it not the most watched television events of the year is because there is something for everyone. 
    SWXRightNow.com - I think one of the reasons the Super Bowl is consistently one of, it not the most watched television events of the year is because there is something for everyone. The majority of the people tune in to watch the NFL's top two teams battle for supremacy, but there are also those casual viewers who tune in for the commercials, or the halftime show.
  • Update Shows Rate Of Birth Defect Remains High In Our Region

    Update Shows Rate Of Birth Defect Remains High In Our Region

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:48:28 GMT
    A new update shows the rate of a rare birth defect continues to remain about four times higher than the national average in our region.  
    A new update shows the rate of a rare birth defect continues to remain about four times higher than the national average in our region.  
  • Kennewick Man Fighting ALS Is Proud Of Ice Bucket Challengers

    Kennewick Man Fighting ALS Is Proud Of Ice Bucket Challengers

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:42:41 GMT
    Everyone is doing it. The ice bucket challenge is a viral sensation sweeping our nation, but all the fun has a very serious reality.  
    Everyone is doing it. The ice bucket challenge is a viral sensation sweeping our nation, but all the fun has a very serious reality.  
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.