Representative Francis D. Gibson (Republican representative District 65, click here for an interactive map to find who represents your area of Utah) offered this as his response to the possibility of legalizing cannabis for medicinal uses in Utah:
“I am sorry for not responding to this request again this year. My answer is still no I will not support. Have a good day”.
Representative Gibson continues to deny there is a need for cannabis on a medical basis in Utah. An e-mail containing 14 important questions about cannabis as medicine as well as the benefits of industrial hemp was sent in early June, 2013. Francis does not attempt to answer any specific question nor does he endorse any studies that show cannabis is anything but beneficial.
According to Representative Gibson’s House profile: (available by clicking this link), this Brigham Young University (B.S., no specific emphasis) and M.S.W. from the University of Houston (again no definite major) graduate also works in Health Administration and has served held his Legislative service since January 1, 2009.
Representative Gibson’s Committee assignments include:
- Education Interm Committee
- Education Task Force
- Health Services Reform Task Force
- House Education Committee
- House Revenue and Taxation Committee
- Public Education Appropriations Sub-committee
- Revenue and Taxation Interm Committee
By reaching out and responding to Francis and expressing yourself, whatever your need, medicinal, recreational, he can begin his education in the benefits of cannabis and hemp.
Representative Gibson is currently legislating for the following causes:
HB0146, Health Care Provider Amendments
HB0285, Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements
HJR017, Joint Resolution on Eliminating Federal Regulation and Granting Nurse Anesthetists a Full Scope of Practice Through a State Opt Out
Floor Sponsored Bills
SB0169, Reid, S., Education Task Force
SB0247S01, Harper, W., Amendments to Revenue and Taxation
HB0391S02, Anderegg, J., Prohibition of Medicaid Expansion
HB0391S05, Anderegg, J. Prohibition of Medicaid Expansion
HB0240, Fisher, Janice, Alcohol Service in Restaurants
HB0134S01 ,Froerer, G., Parental Notification Related to Student Safety
HB0134S02, Froerer, G.. Parental Notification Related to Student Safety
HB0134S03, Froerer, G. Parental Notification Related to Student Safety
HB0114S01, Greene, B. Second Amendment Preservation Act
HB0061S02, Ipson, D., Dixie State College – University Status
HCR006, Oda, C., Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War
HB0139S01, Peterson, V., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Action Center
HB0139S05, Peterson, V., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Action Center
HCR003, Peterson, V., Concurrent Resolution Honoring Major General Brian L. Tarbet
Francis Gibson was a Boy Scout leader and youth sports coach for 10 years and served on the Mapleton City Council from 2003-2007. He also reports receiving an award in conflict mediation from the State of Texas.
His home phone number is 801-491-3763, his home address is listed at 208 S 680 W, Mapleton, Utah 84664. To reach out to Representative Gibson by e-mail, click this link, email@example.com or at this link FrancisGibson@comcast.net.
Representative Gibson is another one star loser due to his obvious ignorance on the subject of medicinal cannabis as his yet another terse, response and lack of overall understanding or respect.
How many stars, if you were a Utah voter, would you give him and why?
All responses may be posted on social media and published in future articles. Any responses for politicians are featured with appropriate response materials (i.e., LEAP videos, cannabis patient videos, etc.)