South Carolina Lawmaker Proposes Legalized Medical Marijuana

Did you know that according to South Carolina law, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has the authority to obtain and distribute medical marijuana?

That’s as long as it’s in line with federal law.

Now one House lawmaker says it’s time for South Carolina to catch up with other states legalizing the drug.

Representative Todd Rutherford attempted to put an amendment addressing the drug in a controlled substances bill Wednesday afternoon. He say the state law addressing medical marijuana was passed back in 1980.

Read the SC Law Code Here: SECTION 44-53-650.
(you will need to scroll down to the noted section)

Rutherford’s change would have allowed DHEC to create a program for farmers to grow marijuana and licensed physicians to prescribe it for patients.

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