(L.A.) Gahiji Lewis, 29, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-17008

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 29-year-old Black male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Gahiji Lewis. Born and raised in Maryland.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Hanging

RIP GAHIJI LEWIS (June 18, 1994 – December 6, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 7:36 a.m.

NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt.


An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide plan, and suicide attempt. These associations remained regardless of whether someone was also experiencing depression. The study was published online in JAMA Network Open and was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health.