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Too High: Family lost son to suicide, cannabis

By Tom Lyden

Published March 1, 2023 9:24PM

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(FOX 9) - As fun, and fun-loving, as Randy Bacchus could be, his parents tried to teach him there were consequences to everything.

Including the marijuana he began smoking at 15.

"I really think he did it for social acceptance and to fit in," said his mother, Heather Bacchus.

"He was never an easy kid," said his father, Randy Bacchus Sr. "But he had a big heart."

After high school Randy Jr. moved from Minnesota to Colorado where his parents believe his use of recreational, high-potency marijuana, led him to develop what’s known as cannabis-induced psychosis.