Police seek motive in marijuana provider’s slaying
DENVER Police Tuesday were still searching for a motive in the shooting death of a a renowned medical marijuana provider and activist who was found dead over the weekend.Ken Gorman, 59, was shot in his home Saturday night. As of Tuesday afternoon, no arrests had been announced, and police were not commenting on possible suspects.Gorman, who led pot-smoking festivals near the state Capitol, was the subject of a recent report on KCNC-TV in Denver that showed marijuana that he was growing at his house.Gorman’s 71-year-old brother, Gregory Gorman, said he believes the exposure may have contributed to his death. He said there also were marijuana opponents who had threatened his brother.Ken Gorman kept cash in his house as a result of his business, his brother said.Marijuana is considered illegal under federal law, but Colorado is among states allowing medical cannabis use. State law allows residents to grow and possess small amounts if they have a certificate to do so for pain relief.
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