House Democratic Leadership Responds to Medical Marijuana Compromise Press Conference by Reaffirming Their Commitment to Vote in Favor of Proposition 2

For Immediate Release: 
October 4, 2018

Contact:         
Nick Frederick, Staff Director
Utah House Democratic Caucus
(801) 326-1503 | nfrederick@le.utah.gov 

House Democratic Leadership Responds to Medical Marijuana Compromise Press Conference by Reaffirming Their Commitment to Vote in Favor of Proposition 2

SALT LAKE CITY – Today leadership of the Utah House of Representatives Democratic Caucus responded to the compromise medical marijuana bill by reaffirming their intent to vote for Proposition 2 on the ballot this November.

“It is good that there has been some movement on the issue among stakeholders, majority leadership in both chambers, and the Governor’s office,” said Rep. Brian King.  “But there is no final deal on medical marijuana because the process has not been inclusive. The public has been shut out of all conversations and is left with no choice but to voice their opinion through the ballot. Nothing I heard today changes my intention to vote in favor of Proposition 2."

“This is another attempt to undermine the voice of the people,” added Rep. Angela Romero. “We should let the people vote and then fully deliberate any marijuana bills in the 2019 Legislative Session with a full committee process and input from the public. I support medical marijuana in Utah and I support Proposition 2.”

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