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Gov. Gary Herbert says he's 'open to the idea of medical marijuana'

SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's open to legalizing marijuana in Utah for medical use.

"I'm open to the idea of medical marijuana and the discussion of how it can be used as a medicine based on science, and making sure we have good, collaborative efforts so we can answer the questions that are out there," the governor said.

Herbert said during the taping of his monthly news conference on KUED Ch. 7 that the state has "a history of looking at opportunities, for medical purposes, to bring substances on board that maybe historically have not been traditional medicine."

He cited cannabis oil, approved by lawmakers a year ago, as "helping people who have had seizures, and seems to be demonstrating scientifically there is some benefit."

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Whole Hemp expanding in La Junta

Project could mean up to 200 jobs within 24 months

On Tuesday, April 21, Whole Hemp Company, announced that it is going to expand its operation to La Junta, Colorado, where it will be converting an empty building into a grow Center and processing/ production facility.

"This building has been empty for 12 years and having Whole Hemp Company repurpose it is a great step towards revitalizing the community," said Mayor Lynn Horner.

Otero County Commissioner Jim Baldwin added, "We are looking forward to having the Whole Hemp Company in Otero County. They will be brining jobs, using our farm land, and

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May

Best 3 Day Itinerary for Colorado

With so much to do in Colorado and so little time to do it, it can be easy to overbook your stay. Fortunately with a little careful planning, you can have a Colorado vacation that's both memorable and enjoyable, without the stress that often accompanies a hectic schedule.

In an effort to help you plan your Colorado vacation, we've devised a tentative 3 day itinerary that you can tweak to fit your schedule and personal interests!

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May

Denver marijuana tax refund: Plan for city ballot measure passes first step

Denver voters in November may decide whether the city can keep its first-year haul from a 3.5 percent special recreational marijuana sales tax.

The city’s ballot question would join a likely statewide measure asking the same question about $58 million collected by the state last year from its separate marijuana tax. In Denver’s case, at stake is nearly $5.3 million.

A City Council committee approved the wording 5-0 Wednesday. The measure is expected to get the council’s final sign-off June 8.

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May

Pot Is A Hallucinogen That Lets Satan Devour You, Says Colorado GOP Rep.

Gordon Klingenschmitt, the supreme moron of the Colorado state legislature, is back on his radio show, now that Colorado’s latest legislative session has ended. His controversial statements have, in the past, angered even some of his fellow Republicans, but he’s one of those religious right-wingers that doesn’t seem to care. He’s upset about Colorado legalizing pot, because the hallucinations it causes are actually invitations for demons to possess users.

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May

Arizona: Yavapai County RICO Funds Paid for Anti-Marijuana-Legalization Effort

Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, wants to use more public funds to fight a planned cannabis legalization measure in Arizona.

A law-enforcement task force in Yavapai County cut a $50,000 check from RICO funds to a substance-abuse group dedicated to fighting marijuana legalization in Arizona, New Times has learned.

The deal between the Yavapai County-based Partners Against Narcotics Trafficking (PANT) task force and MATFORCE was made soon after the Marijuana Policy Project announced it would launch a 2016 legalization campaign in Arizona — and more public funding against legalization could be on the way.

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May

Denver marijuana tax retention ballot measure passes first step

File - In this Dec. 27, 2013 file photo, marijuana and cannabis-infused products are displayed for sale at a marijuana dispensary in Denver. (Brennan Linsley, Associated Press file)

Denver voters in November may decide whether the city can keep its first-year haul from a 3.5 percent special recreational marijuana sales tax.

The city's ballot question would join a likely statewide measure asking the same question about $58 million collected by the state last year from its separate marijuana tax. In Denver's case, at stake is nearly $5.3 million.

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May

Viridian Capital Hosts First Ever NYC Marijuana Investor Briefing

An entrepreneurial investment opportunity in a new industry is unfolding as more and more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana. “Investing in the Emerging Cannabis Industry While Managing Risk” on June 18th in New York will explore and discuss the opportunities and risks in this growing multi billion-dollar industry. Hosted by Viridian Capital Advisors, the first investment banking and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market, this invitation-only morning briefing is open to attendees of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo).

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May

Quebec to track, study use of medicinal marijuana

Researchers in Quebec have launched a registry of medicinal cannabis users to determine the safety of the drug and its effectiveness in treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

The Quebec Cannabis Registry will be used to compile and store clinical data collected directly from about 3,000 medical marijuana users in the province, who will be enrolled through their primary-care doctors over a 10-year period.

“The registry is now basically open for business,” said principal investigator Dr. Mark Ware, a family doctor and McGill researcher who specializes in pain management.

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May

Germany to Legalize Cannabis?

The CDU, a staunchly conservative party and the leading political party in Germany may have come around to the idea of legalizing and regulating the cannabis market in Germany. In a surprising union they issued a joint statement on cannabis via the news channel ARD. An unexpected move considering the two parties generally don't agree much on ideas.

The spokesman on economic policy for the Christian Democratic Union Joachim Pfeiffer, and Dieter Janecek of the Green Party in Germany issued a statement declaring that they believe criminalization no longer makes sense. Every year between 1-2 billion euros are spent on prosecuting cannabis consumers.  If legalized and taxed the government could make 2 billion euros a year from the taxes on cannabis.

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