South Carolina Democrats gave medical marijuana a landslide victory Tuesday, with 82 percent declaring in an advisory vote that doctors should be allowed to prescribe the drug.
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Graham, Lindsey - (R - SC)
290 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Scott, Tim - (R - SC)
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Sen. Scott is up for re-election in 2016
Marijuana Policy Project on South Carolina:
Last update: June 8, 2015
In 2012, marijuana possession arrests (as opposed to arrests for manufacture or sales) accounted for 88% of all marijuana-related arrests in South Carolina. Unfortunately, these arrests affect minority communities in South Carolina most harshly. According to the ACLU, black South Carolinians are almost three times as likely to be arrested as their white neighbors, despite similar use rates. These arrests are made at the expense of preventing and solving violent and property crimes. It is time that South Carolina reform its criminal penalties for marijuana possession to free up the necessary time and money to go after the violent criminals who cause true havoc in our communities.
South Carolina adjourns for the year; medical marijuana legislation still pending
The South Carolina Legislature has adjourned for 2015, but not before it finally began to take a serious look at legislation to create a medical marijuana program in the Palmetto State! Committees in both the House and Senate discussed the South Carolina Medical Marijuana Program Act (H 4037/S 672), which will be waiting for them when they reconvene in 2016..
Sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats, the South Carolina Medical Marijuana Program Act would allow patients suffering from a listed condition to use and safely access medical marijuana if recommended by their doctors. Like the Put Patients First Act also introduced this year, this bill is more comprehensive than and addresses the many flaws of the legislation passed last year in an attempt to make certain medical marijuana products accessible to a limited class of patients.
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