SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (August 23, 2018) – Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance, issued the following statement on Proposition 2, Medical Marijuana Initiative:
“We recognize with compassion those who find relief from pain and suffering through medical cannabis treatment. We also recognize the serious responsibility to protect the welfare and safety of the public and business community in regards to legalizing marijuana. Because Proposition 2 fails to strike the proper balance and lacks adequate controls, we oppose the ballot initiative and urge the public to vote ‘No.’ Whether Proposition 2 fails or passes, we call upon lawmakers to quickly put into place a legal framework to allow for timely and responsible medical cannabis treatment, safeguard the public interest, and address potential impacts to the business community such as banking and insurance regulation and an impaired workforce.”
About the Chamber
The Salt Lake Chamber is Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association. A statewide chamber of commerce with members in all 29 Utah counties, the Chamber represents the broad interests of the state’s 63,000-plus employers, which employ more than 1.4 million Utahns. This includes thousands of Chamber members and their employees. With roots that date back to 1887, the Chamber stands as the voice of business, supports its members’ success and champion’s community prosperity.