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OUT WEST ROUNDUP | Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

Author: Ernest Luning - November 7, 2018 - Updated: November 7, 2018

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas to try marijuana for the first time ahead of a statewide vote to legalize its use for Utah residents with qualifying medical conditions.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.