South Carolina Medical Marijuana News

South Carolina: Lawmakers In 11 States Approve Low-THC Medical Marijuana Bills

The Denver Post

June 30th, 2014
Spurred by the stories of epileptic children being treated in Colorado with cannabis oil, lawmakers across the country this year have made a dramatic change in how they talk about marijuana.

South Carolina: Legislators Sign Off On Hemp Cultivation Measure

NORML News

May 22nd, 2014
State legislators last week approved legislation reclassifying varieties of cannabis possessing minute quantities of THC as an industrial crop rather than a controlled substance.

South Carolina: Advocates Launch Votemedicalmarijuana.Org To Track Voting Records For Individual Members Of Congress

Washington, D.C. -- The medical marijuana advocacy group Americans for Safe Access (ASA) relaunched its VoteMedicalMarijuana.org website today, an interactive online tool that provides voting statistics and a report card for each Members of Congress. For example, the site provides details on yesterday's vote to allow Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. Although the amendment didn't pass, it received more "yes" votes from Congress than any other ...

South Carolina: SC Democratic June Ballot To Ask About Marijuana

Rick Hill Herald

April 9th, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Democratic primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses.

South Carolina: Bill Allowing Limited Use Of Cannabis Oil Advances

The Modesto Bee

March 20th, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A bill that seeks to allow children with severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana advanced Thursday to the South Carolina Senate floor, but with so many restrictions, supporters say it won't help those for whom it's written.

South Carolina: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

March 12th, 2014
Marijuana and epilepsy are in the news, Sanjay Gupta strikes again, and state houses across the country are grappling with medical marijuana and CBD bills. Let's get to it:

South Carolina: Lazenby - Limited Approach To Medical Marijuana Winnable In SC

FITSNews

March 7th, 2014
In a state as socially conservative as South Carolina, those who favor the legalization of marijuana for medical use are not merely facing an uphill battle – they’re climbing a mountain. Misinformation, misperception, and the stigma caused by a long-fought (and failed) “War on Drugs,” have medical marijuana advocates at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to getting legislation passed to allow for therapeutic uses of the cannabis plant.

South Carolina: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

February 26th, 2014
The Epilepsy Foundation comes out in support of medical marijuana, the feds delay a PTSD study, CBD bills are popping up, and a battle over local dispensary bans looms in Oregon, and more. Let's get to it:

South Carolina: Legalizing Medical Marijuana - Where Do NC, SC Stand?

WBTV 3 News

February 24th, 2014
The push to legalize "Charlotte's Web", a strain of medical marijuana in liquid form given to children suffering from pediatric epilepsy, is increasing in both North and South Carolina.

South Carolina: Man Charged With Marijuana Trafficking To Help Sick Wife

Opposing Views

June 13th, 2013

On Tuesday of this week, a resident of Bluffton, South Carolina, was charged with drug trafficking after 137 pot plants were found in his backyard. The resident, a 66-year-old man named Frank Dennis Peters, turned himself in to the authorities.

Peters claims he has been growing the marijuana to assist his wife of 40 years who suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The drugs increase her appetite and help her sleep according to Peters. His wife has been ...

South Carolina: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chonicle

June 5th, 2013
The medical marijuana scene is hectic! Bill passing, raids happening, local officials pondering, and California dispensaries dwindling. Let's get to it: