Medical marijuana is the topic of upcoming Town Hall meeting

FILE - In this June 17, 2015 file photo, marijuana plants grow at LifeLine Labs in Cottage Grove, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,File)

State lawmakers from Cache County are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, May 19 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Cache County Council chambers in the Historic Cache County Courthouse. Everyone who may be interested is invited to attend.

Ed Redd, an incumbent candidate for State Legislature in District 4 who is running without opposition, says he will be there along with local lawmakers State Senator Lyle Hillyard, State Representative Curt Webb, R-District 5, and Cache County Councilman Val Potter.

Redd says there will be a panel discussion among individuals involved with medical marijuana bills and corresponding issues currently facing the legislature. The panel will be moderated by Andy Rasmussen.

The panelists include Tony Baird (chief deputy Cache County Attorney), Jim Davis (chairman of the Bear River Health Department Board of Health and director of the Utah State University Student Health Center), LeGrand Belnap (Salt Lake City surgeon and medicinal cannabis advocate), and Laura Warburton (youth advocate and executive director of Live Hannah’s Hope).

Refreshments will be served at the end of the panel discussion. Redd says it is the intention of the state representatives and Sen. Lyle Hillyard to conduct some form of a town hall meeting once a month until through the summer and fall. He says each meeting will be dedicated to a specific subject or problem that will likely be worked on during the 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature.

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