Compassionate Care Act "Sensible"

Advocates take to the Statehouse

Patrick Gentry
February 20, 2019 - 12:42 pm

A state senator says legalizing marijuana for medicinal use in South Carolina would empower doctors to better serve their patients.

Medical professionals, military veterans and other medical marijuana advocates met at Tuesday at the statehouse to support lawmakers' efforts to pass the Compassionate Care Act. The bill would allow cannabis use for terminal, debilitating medical conditions such as cancer or treatment of chronic diseases that could be treated with opioids. It would allow patients to purchase up to 2 ounces of marijuana or its equivalent every two weeks if prescribed by a doctor.

Republican Sen. Tom Davis of Beaufort said his bill is tightly drawn and allows doctors to decide what is best for patients instead of law enforcement and politicians.

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