Redd would oppose any efforts to legalize marijuana in Utah

Almost 10 pounds of marijuana found inside a Hyrum home.  Police say the drugs are valued at over $25,000.

If the issue of legalizing marijuana, even medicinal marijuana, comes up in the Utah Legislature it will not get the support of Rep. Ed Redd, R-District 4.

Redd is a physician and he said his opposition comes from his medical work with young people, jail inmates and those with mental health issues.

“When people legalize marijuana or don’t enforce the laws,” Redd said, “(or) start doing the whole medical marijuana issue…kids start smoking more marijuana in those kinds of states, like two times more marijuana use than states where those things are illegal.

“My thoughts are is it’s something that we should be very careful (about). If we’re going to have medicinal marijuana it’s regulated by the Food and Drug Administration so it has good doses and no contamination so people don’t get sick.”

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_01_10_328_17839_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday</a>, Redd said in his opinion making marijuana easier to get would just mean more addictions and other serious problems.

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