At a town hall meeting with constituents on Wednesday, Utah congresswoman Mia Love (R-Saratoga Springs) responded to questions about her support for medical cannabis.

 “I know a lot of parents out there where their children suffer from epilepsy, or they suffer from other things, and if it’s prescribed by a doctor, then I’m fine with it,” the congresswoman said. She continued, “I mean we have an opioid epidemic here. Not just here, but all throughout the country, there are things I believe are far more harmful.”

Saratoga Springs resident Julie King asked Love about medical cannabis, mentioning that she and her daughter might benefit from it because they do not respond well to opioid-based pain medications.  

After the conversation, King said, “I appreciated that I was able to talk to her [Love] a mother to a mother, and that she responded not as a politician, but that she responded as a mother.”

You can read more about Congresswoman Love’s comments here.