JeffCo teen high on LSD dies in car crash; father says school could’ve warned him but didn’t

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The father of a teen boy who killed himself by smashing his car into a street pole while high on LSD and THC says his son’s school could have warned him about his son’s psychedelic drug use but didn’t.

Marijuana # 1 Substance found in Teen Suicides in Colorado

The above graph is a screen shot from the Colorado Public Health and Environment report available at this website: Colorado Violent Death Reporting System. To find the above graph, go to the below Colorado website and click on the box that lists “methods, circumstances and toxicology” and then click on the box for 15-19 years olds. The marijuana data will appear.

Cannabis Psychosis Led to Suicide

Senior coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley recorded his death as suicide with contributing factors of cannabis related-induced psychosis including auditory hallucination and mood.

Teen, 17, jumped 30ft to his death after ‘hearing voices telling him to leap’

A teenage boy jumped 30ft to his death after he heard ‘voices in his head telling to jump’. An inquest into the 17-year-old’s death heard how Reuben Downes went to Brighton Marina to end his life January last year.

Why Moms Strong Exists

While it may be distressing to read of suicides of young people, we feel it is important that parents, the general public, and politicians are made aware of one of the worst consequences of marijuana use. The two stories below, are written by the founders of, who lost their beloved sons to marijuana-related suicide.

Shane’s Story
Shane’s Story
Andy’s Story
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