Recent data from the state's survey of high school drug use is important and heartening, and seems to confirm that legalization of marijuana has not boosted teen consumption.

Denver Post file

A marijuana plant.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office ruled Friday that a Nederland man found dead outside a home that had been used as an illegal marijuana grow operation had ingested two designer drugs that killed him.

Sebastian Smith, 22, died from the toxic effects of 25C-NBOMe and 25H-NBOMe, according to a news release from the coroner’s office, which classified his death as accidental.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, the two chemicals are two of three drugs sold online and through other illegal channels that are sometimes passed off as LSD, a schedule I hallucinogen.

Smith was found dead outside a home in the 100 block of Alpine Drive on July 20, and police said at the time that the home had been used as an illegal marijuana grow house, but had been abandoned for more than a year.

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