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Dr. Max Wachtel

Forensics Psychologist

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"When you're smoking, you reach a ... [cached]

"When you're smoking, you reach a certain level of highness ... and forget to keep smoking," says Denver forensic psychologist Max Wachtel, who counsels youth offenders.

Wachtel, the psychiatrist, says the difference between smoking a joint and consuming an edible is much like that between drinking hard liquor and beer. You can slam five shots before feeling the effects but can tell you're getting drunk after drinking five beers.
"You're getting a ton more THC" in edibles, Wachtel says. "There's a real potential for danger."

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A SPOUSAL MURDER and death of a 19-year-old student who fell from a hotel balcony are linked to edible marijuana, but psychologist Max Wachtel says there is not enough information to be sure pot was to blame.

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"These pills are more dangerous than heroin," said Dr. Max Wachtel, a Denver-based forensic psychologist.

Powerful painkillers that should only come from a pharmacy were allegedly sold to young people at Sullivan's former home on the 7200 block of East Bentley Circle in Centennial.
"My first thought was that this was just chilling," said Wachtel after reading the 31-page affidavit.
"Kids who go to a large urban high school with a lot of money, they are a great target," said Wachtel.
Court records say Sullivan was a bus driver and teacher's aide at the Cherry Creek School District between 2003 and 2005, but left her job and began selling drugs to make a living.
Wachtel says the affidavit indicates Sullivan had a bizarre relationship with her young customers.
She would be feeding them drugs allegedly while they were incoherent," said Wachtel.

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"This is a guy who has a pretty dangerous past who's out there," said Psychologist Dr. Max Wachtel.

Wachtel says a person's past actions can sometimes help predict their next moves.
"There's a very good chance he's gone, he's in another state now," Wachtel said.

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"This is one of those cases where you see all the risk signs, and it becomes obvious if somebody doesn't do something, something terrible is going to happen," said Dr. Max Wachtel, a Denver criminal forensic psychologist.

Dr. Wachtel, who evaluates people who suffer with mental illness, reviewed the court documents for analysis on 9NEWS.
"This was a time-bomb waiting to go off," he said.
"This is the kind of case you end up reading about in the national news," Dr. Wachtel said.
He sounds like he's a person really struggling with mental illness," Wachtel said.

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