On Thursday, South Carolina Senators voted 7-4 against a bill that would have made a protected and available medical cannabis program in the state. As indicated by WLTX, the bill would have allowed doctors to endorse therapeutic marijuana to patients experiencing debilitating restorative conditions, for example, cancer, glaucoma and chronic pain.

“This is something that is providing real relief to people who are suffering,” the main sponsor of the bill, Senator Tom Davis, told the Senate Medical Affairs Committee.

In any case, Davis was not able to influence his kindred committee members, a considerable bunch of whom stood opposed to the bill because of the likelihood of legal medical cannabis advancing into reproducing hands.

“Back in my district, every single medical professional that contacted me about this bill is against it,” Sen. Kevin Johnson stated. “And they explained to me why and they made some very valid points. And then all my law enforcement people in my district are against this bill.”

“This is a bad idea,” Sen. Mike Fair concluded. “It’s a pathway to recreational usage.”

Be that as it may, as indicated by Davis, the bill was composed with safety measures set up to avert such “recreational usage,” including a seed-to-sale tracking system. While most unquestionably a misfortune for medical cannabis in the state, the Senate’s dismissal does not imply that medical marijuana is totally off the table. A similar bill that is presently in the South Carolina House is giving cannabis activists trust.

“We’re not completely dead-in-the-water yet because there is a companion bill in the House that has also already passed subcommittee,” explained Jill Swing, the mother of an eight-year-old who takes CBD oil to reduce seizures. “So, I think what we do is go over to the House side and try to get them to push the bill from over there.”

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  1. As a South Carolinian, this is the same backwards type of thinking that has me sitting next to file full of properties in other nearby states to live/invest in. Doctors and law enforcement all over this nation are up to speed while ours still act/speak like keystone cops.

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