The Governor of Utah Gary Herbert said that his state will not join in the lawsuit against Colorado for legalizing marijuana put forth by Oklahoma and Nebraska.
“We have no plans to sue Colorado. I know others are concerned about that.”
Gov. Herbert said following the State of the States address in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. Something of concern were the comments following, “That is our position of today,” leaving the door wide open for the state to change it’s mind.
As we reported the other day, some of the largest corporations in Utah are already refusing to do business with marijuana related entities.
(President Obama with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on January 6 in DC.)
“The concern for some is we have a Colorado law that is contrary to a federal law and that’s not being enforced. So there are some issues there that in fact need to be resolved, and I expect over time they will be,” Herbert said.
Herbert went on to detail that his state had legalized the use of a cannabis extract for use in treating children with forms of epilepsy.
“We’re trying to take parts that make the sense to Utah and avoid others we think maybe would be pushing in a direction that’s probably not warranted for our young people,” he elaborated.
With recent news of several Oklahoma lawmakers asking OK Attorney General to drop the lawsuit and reluctance for other state’s to join – we can only hope this is beginning of the end for this frivolous lawsuit.
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