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Business  (tags: Gov. Gary Johnson, marijuana, CEO, New Mexico, Cannabis Sativa, Nevada )

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A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday.


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B Lewenza (76)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 5:15 am
Noted Thanks for sharing Carrie I am not opposed to marijuana at all, but I don't use it. If anyone can change the laws in any state it is Nevada for sure. They have to realize that at least 80% of the people are using it regardless of the law. I don't know how they can't just pass this as legal because they have proven that it has the capability of stopping seizures and nerve pain and so on. "I generally believe this is changing the planet for the better," said Johnson, who will be paid $1 a year and receive equity in the company. "It also is a bet on the future ... We think we have the creme de la creme of marijuana products."

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 3:38 pm
Noted, thanks.

Vallee R (280)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 3:42 pm
Go Gary - thats all I can say right now Carrie and with a smile on my face - if anyone should be this CEO it is Gary - ha!

. (0)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 4:27 pm
I always knew the Libertarians were good for something. lol

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 8:29 pm
Sounds like he's been testing the the idea of recreational use, but there's still too many people around in power who oppose it.

Katie & Bill D (107)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 9:03 pm
Thank you Carrie

Colleen L (3)
Thursday July 3, 2014, 9:55 pm
Thanks Carrie

Julie W (33)
Friday July 4, 2014, 3:14 am
It's a pity this article refers to it as a 'pot company'. It demeans what may be a very helpful medicine. I only wish it were available to me, but I don't live in the US.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday July 4, 2014, 5:13 am
"Couple of things hit you when you try the product. One is, wow, why would anybody smoke marijuana given this is an alternative?" Johnson said. "And then secondly, it's just very, very pleasant. I mean, very pleasant."

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Friday July 4, 2014, 10:03 am
As I'm Dutch and our soft drugs have been legalised ages ago, I cant get all that excited over this article, except that it mentions that the company is going to make different product from marijuana. As far as I know nobody as yet has bothered to come up with different products such as capsules for medicinal purposes here, perhaps because the Dutch market is far too small to invest in it. Alternative products are a such a good idea, I hope they export them to other countries too.
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