WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ —Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the senior Republican in the United States Senate, issued the following statement after Utah Representatives Rob Bishop, John Curtis, Chris Stewart, and Mia Love introduced the House companion to the MEDS Act, Hatch’s signature medical marijuana research legislation.
“I’m pleased to see such strong support from Utah’s elected representatives for the MEDS Act. In Utah, we have seen the devastating scourge of the opioid epidemic firsthand, and this legislation will improve the process for researching medical marijuana’s potential as a safe and effective alternative treatment.”
Senator Hatch’s Involvement with Medical Marijuana Legislation:
Senator Hatch first introduced the MEDS Act in September, along with Senator Aaron Schatz (D-HI)
At the time of introduction, Senator Hatch also spoke about the importance of this legislation in a speech on the Senate floor
Senator Hatch also wrote about the potential benefits of medical marijuana research in a pun-filled op-ed in the Huffington Post