Make 2020 the year medical cannabis passes in South Carolina

 

Last update: January 24, 2020

 

The South Carolina Legislature returned for the second year of its two-year session on January 14, 2020. Let’s make sure the legislature doesn’t go home until it finally stops criminalizing a safe and effective treatment option — medical cannabis.

If you are a resident of South Carolina, make sure your lawmakers know of your continued support. For a closer look at the policies, Sen. Davis’s bill — the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, S. 366 — is available online here, and Rep. McCoy’s measure in the House, H. 3660, is available online here. For a summary of many of the key provisions of the measure, click here. We’ve also created a handout on medical cannabis and its benefits in South Carolina, available online here.

Please also let us know if you are a patient who could benefit from medical cannabis, or a supportive medical professional, clergy member, or current or former member of law enforcement.

Finally, check out our allies’ efforts with Compassionate South Carolina.

South Carolina medical professionals, patients, and veterans gathered in the Capitol rotunda on January 22, 2020 for a press conference to call on the legislature to adopt a compassionate medical cannabis program. Margaret Richardson, pictured above in red, suffers from trigeminal neuralgia.
(Source: WCBDNews 2)


Take action!

 

Speak out: If you live in South Carolina, please email your lawmakers in support of compassionate comprehensive medical marijuana legislation.

Contact us: If you are interested in getting more involved and are a person with a serious illness, doctor, nurse, clergy member, Ph.D., lawyer, or other influential member of your community, please email state@mpp.org and be sure to include your address or zip code.

Stay connected: To stay updated on the status of marijuana policy reform in South Carolina, be sure to subscribe to MPP’s email alerts.