It is the last week of the Utah Legislative session with business having to be completed by midnight Thursday. It is also District 4 Representative Ed Redd’s final general session. He announced some time ago that he would be retiring from the legislature.
Redd serves on the House Health & Human Services committee and on KVNU’s For the People program on Monday, he told host Jason Williams there is a lot of work to do before the cut-off.
“We worked on the medicinal cannabis bills earlier in the session and we talked (about) amendments to those bills and tried to work with the stakeholders to get people on board. That’s been a really interesting process, and it’s kind of a slow-moving process, but I think that’s something that’s going to either happen through the initiative and/or through ongoing legislative efforts,” he said.
Redd, a physician by profession, said for those who suffer from complicated medical problems that don’t respond well to FDA-approved treatments and for those who have a terminal condition with months to live, he feels there is room for compassion and the right to try an approach to cannabis-based medicine. He said he has had a lot of discussion with others about it.