More good news from Utah on the medicinal cannabis front as Representative Lynn Hemingway (Democrat representative from District 40 – click this link for an interactive map of Utah House and Senate Districts) offered this as his response to the question of legalizing medical marijuana in Utah:
“I would like to talk further about medical use. I lean toward legalization for medical purposes”.
According to Representative Hemingway’s House profile: (available by clicking this link), he attended both Westminster College and the University of Utah and is now retired. He is a former Board Member of the Interfaith Hospitality Network and an executive with United Way for 3 years. He has held his seat in the Utah House since January 1, 2007.
His Committee Assignments while serving in the Utah Legislature include:
- Economic Development and Workforce Services Interm Committee
- House Economic Development and Workforce Services Committee
- House Public Utilities and Technology Committee
- House Retirement and Independent Ethics Committee
- Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Sub-committee
- Public Utilities and Technology Interm Committee
- Retirement and Independent Entities Appropriations Sub-committee
- Retirement and Independent Entities Interm Committee
- Utah International Relations and Trade Commission
Representative Hemingway is currently sponsoring the following legislation:
HJR001, Joint Resolution Expressing Support for the Utah Compact
2013FL1083, Best Available Technology to Scrub Emissions From Air (Abandoned)
2013FL0965, Identifier for Military Children in Public Schools (Abandoned)
HB0090, Chavez-Houck, R., Fishing License Waiver Amendments
HB0091S02, Chavez-Houck, R., Voter Registration – Election Day Voter Registration
HB0153, Chavez-Houck, R., Medicaid Amendments
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
HB0061S02, Ipson, D., Dixie State College – University Status
HB0274, King, B., Tax Credits for Employing a Homeless Person
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
HB0254S01, Ray, P., College Credits for Veterans
HB0050, Seelig, J., Dating Violence Protection Act
HB0163, Seelig, J., Human Trafficking Amendments
Legalize Utah, a grassroots organization working to legalize medicinal cannabis, has already reached out to Representative Hemingway by inquiring about what type of information he would like to review. Scientific data and patient testimonials about the benefits of medical marijuana will be sent to him promptly.
By reaching out and responding to Lynn and expressing yourself and your opinion about legalizing cannabis for medicinal use in Utah. He obviously wishes investigate cannabis benefits as he stated:
“I would like to talk further about medical use. I lean toward legalization for medical purposes.”
Representative Hemingway’s cell phone number is 801-231-2153, his home address is listed as 1513 Ashford Drive in Salt Lake City, Utah 84124 . To reach out to Representative Hemingway by e-mail, click this link.
Representative Hemingway is being awarded the first 3 star rating for “leaning” towards the legalization of cannabis in Utah. By educating lawmakers and replacing those with a closed mind with brighter, more open minded representatives, Utah’s marijuana laws can be changed.
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.)