This is an e-mail received by Legalize Utah (a grassroots organization dedicated to the legalization of medicinal cannabis in Utah) this morning, August 28, 2013 from Utah’s own Brian Greene. Mr. Greene is a member of the Utah House of Representatives where he is currently working for District 57, located in Utah County (click this link for a map of District 57).
“I appreciate your email alerting me to this story. You might be interested in my Facebook post commenting on this article.
Jennifer May (see this link for her story via the Salt Lake Tribune) is one of my constituents. I would love to visit with her regarding this issue to see if we can draft a palatable bill that will provide the help she seeks for Stockton.
As long as your focus remains limited to legalization for medical use, and your approach is neither partisan nor combative – you have my full support.
Utah House of Representatives
Utah County - District 57
This is exciting news and proves that with dedication and education, Utah lawmakers are starting to embrace the idea of legalizing medical marijuana.
The Facebook post Mr. Greene refers to was posted to his account this morning:
“Is it time to put our preconceived ideas about medical marijuana" aside, and take a serious look at its therapeutic applications and benefits? Mounting evidence that medical-grade products derived from the cannabis plant have real medicinal benefits — from controlling cancer pain and nausea to reducing seizures — has persuaded 18 states to legalize it for medical use. Shouldn't Utah's children, like Pleasant Grove's Stockton May, have access to the most effective treatments for their debilitating diseases?”
Mr. Greene’s opinion regarding the legalization and industrialization of hemp will also be obtained, as this is the next obvious step in utilizing the many benefits of the cannabis plant.
To review the demographic statistics for Utah’s House District 57, click this link. Therein lies the District’s profile as well as comparison charts and maps.
Mr. Greene’s Committee Service includes:
- Health and Human Services Interim Committee
- House Health and Human Service Committee
- House Judiciary Committee
- Judiciary Interim Committee
- Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Appropriations Sub-Committee
According to his Utah House of Representative profile page, Mr. Greene is also a member of the Utah State Bar, the National Rifle Association (NRA), a “Golden Eagle”, a member for the National Association of Gun Rights and the “10th Amendment Center”.
Mr. Greene officially joins other Utah representatives and candidates such as Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Dan Oaks. Legalize Utah will continue to send informative e-mail blasts to each Utah lawmaker as often as possible.
What does Brian Greene believe about legalizing hemp for industrial purposes? His opinion will be featured in an upcoming article.
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