I've received a few emails regarding the Special General Session called by Governor Herbert for the legislature to address medical cannabis. The session is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3.
The emails I have received have encouraged me to leave Prop 2 as is, while others have encouraged me to support the compromise bill developed by both proponents and opponents of Prop 2. At this point, I have read in detail HB 3001 and plan to support the bill. I believe the majority of the people of House District 6 also support the bill.
Related to House District 6, it is apparent a clear majority of voters do not support Prop 2. Though it passed statewide, it was soundly defeated in the general election in our district. (5,494 votes for; 8,598 votes against) There were no precincts in District 6 where Prop 2 won.
Additionally, several weeks ago before the election I conducted a survey in District 6 that indicated a significant lack of support for Prop. 2. Here are the results:
Will you vote for Prop 2
It is my belief that within District 6, the most crucial aspect of this entire issue among our citizens is a clear consensus to bring medical cannabis medicine to those who can benefit -- those that have been waiting, those who can benefit now, and for those who will benefit in the future. It is equally clear, our district does not believe Prop 2 is the correct way to do it.
HB 3001 is a well thought out and organized bill that will bring what we all want to give to those in need faster, better, and safer.
The bill is available for review at this link.
A. Cory Maloy
A. Cory Maloy (R) was elected to the Utah House of Representatives for District 6 on Nov. 8, 2016