Sandra Hollins, Utah House District 23

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Why did you decide to run for public office?

I decided to seek office because of my interest in giving and working on issues related to poverty and the homeless population.

What is your background? Profession, skills, etc.? 

LCSW with focus in poverty and homeless issues.

What is your general experience with drug policy and substance abuse? 

I worked in a substance abuse treatment program as a therapist. 

Do you support the creation of a medical cannabis program? Can you expand upon your general feelings about medical cannabis?

I supported medical cannabis this past legislative session. 

What steps would you take to reduce the number of overdose deaths? Do you have any personal experiences with overdose?

Do you agree with this analysis? Please feel free to elaborate.

Are you familiar with the principle of harm reduction? Do you have any experience with harm reduction policies? Please feel free to elaborate.

I am familiar with the concept of harm reduction. As a social worker, I taught my clients to use clean needles to help prevent the spread of HIV and Hep.  

What are your general thoughts on the decriminalization of cannabis? Please elaborate.

Are you interested in sponsoring drug policy reform legislation if you were elected? What would be some specific areas of focus or interest for you?

Anything else?