Utah biotech giant Gary Crocker adds U. research facility to list of accomplishments

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks in large part to a multimillion dollar seed gift from a titan of Utah biotech, an 80-year-old building on the University of Utah campus that once housed relics from our prehistoric past is now a launch pad for the science innovations of the future. Gary and Ann Crocker committed $10 million some eight years ago to begin the process of revamping the circa-1935 George Thomas Building on Presidents Circle — the longtime home of the Utah Museum of Natural History — into a gleaming new collaborative science facility. On Friday morning, the official ribbon cutting will be held for the $55 million Gary and Ann… Read More

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Utah biotech giant Gary Crocker adds U. research facility to list of accomplishments

SALT LAKE CITY — Thanks in large part to a multimillion dollar seed gift from a titan of Utah biotech, an 80-year-old building on the University of Utah campus that once housed relics from our prehistoric past is now a launch pad for the science innovations of the future. Gary and Ann Crocker committed $10 million some eight years ago to begin the process of revamping the circa-1935 George Thomas Building on Presidents Circle — the longtime home of the Utah Museum of Natural History — into a gleaming new collaborative science facility. On Friday morning, the official ribbon cutting will be held for the $55 million Gary and Ann… Read More

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Agriculture authorities hold hearings on how to implement new cannabis laws

SALT LAKE CITY — State authorities will soon be taking an uncharted path in their approaches to regulating CBD oil, growth of industrial hemp, and state-directed cultivation of full-strength marijuana, thanks to a busy legislative session addressing those issues. But the details on how that policy makeover will be implemented are still undefined, which is why the Department of Agriculture & Food met Thursday with business owners, farmers and patient advocates to hear their input before the agency’s rule-making process begins in earnest. Department leaders met for more than four hours total to hear from those groups, hosting three different meetings with several dozen attendees each. Hemp growing A law… Read More

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Agriculture authorities hold hearings on how to implement new cannabis laws

SALT LAKE CITY — State authorities will soon be taking an uncharted path in their approaches to regulating CBD oil, growth of industrial hemp, and state-directed cultivation of full-strength marijuana, thanks to a busy legislative session addressing those issues. But the details on how that policy makeover will be implemented are still undefined, which is why the Department of Agriculture & Food met Thursday with business owners, farmers and patient advocates to hear their input before the agency’s rule-making process begins in earnest. Department leaders met for more than four hours total to hear from those groups, hosting three different meetings with several dozen attendees each. Hemp growing A law… Read More

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