On Thursday, members of the Senate voted South Carolina 7-4 against a bill that would create a medical marijuana program is safe and can be accessed in the state.
According to WLTX, that the draft law has allowed doctors to describe the medical cannabis to patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions, such as cancer, glaucoma and chronic pain.
“This is the thing that provides real relief for people who suffer,” said Sen. Tom Davis, the main sponsor of the project to the Committee of Medical Affairs at the Senate bill.
However, Davis was able to influence his fellow committee members, many of whom stop strongly oppose the bill because of the possibility of legal medical marijuana making its way into the hands of restoration.
“Back in my neighbourhood, every medical professional and one contacted me about this law is against it,” said Sen. Kevin Johnson. “They explained to me why they made some very valid points. After that all my people in the areas of law enforcement are against this project.”
“This is a bad idea,” a mystery Sen. Mike Fair. “It’s a corridor for recreational use.”
However, according to Davis, he wrote the bill with the precautions taken to prevent this “recreational use”, including tracking of seeds for sale system.
While most certainly a setback for medical marijuana in the state, rejected the Senate does not mean that the Medi-pot completely on the table. A companion law project at the moment in the South Carolina House gives hope hemp activists.
“We’re not dead in the water inside quite yet, because there is a companion draft law in the House, which is also already passed a subcommittee,” explained Jill Swing, old or eight years old, which takes oil from the CBD to reduce seizures. “So, I think that what we do is go to the House of Representatives side and try to get them to pay a bill from there.”