Upcoming legislative town hall meeting will discuss Proposition 2 and medical marijuana

FILE - In this April 12, 2018, photo, a marijuana plant awaits transplanting at the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company near Shelton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The Utah Medical Cannabis Act is a ballot initiative that will be on every Utah ballot this year. Local legislators want to help make sure it is well understood because the initiative is 26 pages long and complex. One of the legislators, who is also a physician, says he believes the public will benefit from a town hall meeting on the subject.

Dr. Ed Redd, R-District 4, says a legislative town hall meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 4th and is hosted by several local legislators. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mount Logan Middle School auditorium, located at 875 North 200 East in Logan.

There’s going to be discussion on both sides of the initiative,” Dr. Redd explains, “about the concerns and what the initiative has proposed to do and what the potential consequences of it might be, so people who might be voting for it will know what they’re voting for.

“I think it will be a great meeting. I anticipate a lot of discussion. Hopefully people will take the time to learn about it and understand what it does and what it doesn’t do.”

Dr. Redd says there will be a panel discussion regarding medical cannabis vs marijuana with a focus on Proposition 2. Several other professionals will share their views, including an attorney, a Navy veteran and an engineer.

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