Utah Representative Jerry Anderson (Republican representative District 69, Duchesne, Carbon, Emery & Grand Counties click this link for an interactive map of Utah Legislative Districts) offered this as his response when asked by Legalize Utah for a personal opinion regarding the legalization of medicinal cannabis in Utah:
“Two points: It does not treat any disease. And it is not a patient’s right. No support”.
According to Representative Anderson’s House profile: (available by clicking this link), this University of Utah (B.S., no specific major) and Brigham Young University (M.S., no specific major) graduate and Eagle Scout is a retired educator and beekeeper. He was also received an International Teaching Fellowship in Melbourne, Australia in addition to Biology Teacher of the Year Award.
Personal affiliations of Representative Anderson include the Utah Science Teacher’s Association, served as a Board Member of the Price River Trail. He has served in office since January 1, 2013.
His Committee Assignments while serving in the Utah include:
- House Political Subdivisons Committee
- House Public Utilities and Technology Committee
- Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Interm Committee
- Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee
- Political Subdivisions Interm Committee
Representative Anderson is currently sponsoring the following legislation:
2013FL1037, Health System Modifications, Abandoned
2013FL0612, Management Information System Amendments, Abandoned
Floor Sponsored Bills
SB0258, Hinkins, D., Rename Utah State University – College of Eastern Utah
HB0391S02, Anderegg, J., Prohibition of Medicaid Expansion
HB0391S05, Anderegg, J., Prohibition of Medicaid Expansion
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
HB0114S02, 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
HB0164, Roberts, M., State and Political Subdivision Jurisdictional Amendments
HB0164S01, Roberts, M., State and Political Subdivision Jurisdictional Amendments
HB0164S02, Roberts, M., State and Political Subdivision Jurisdictional Amendments
HJR015, Roberts, M., Joint Resolution on State and Political Subdivisions Jurisdiction
Representative Anderson gave two reasons for not supporting medicinal cannabis. He stated:
“It does not treat any disease. And it is not a patient’s right. No support”.
By reaching out and responding to Jerry and expressing yourself, whatever your need, medicinal, recreational, he can begin his education in the benefits of cannabis and hemp. Representative Anderson will receive information regarding how cannabis is indeed beneficial for medical and psychiatric conditions.
Take a moment to contact Representative Anderson. His cell phone number is 435-650-8804, his home phone is 435-637-2548 and his home address is listed as 700 East 6500 South, Price, Utah 84501. To reach out to Representative Anderson by e-mail, click this link.
Representative Anderson will only receive one star due to his obvious ignorance on the subject, his 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.)