SC: If You Don’t Pass My Medical Marijuana Bill - Senator Threatens to Block All Bills!
Updated: Jul 29
The war on cannabis began in the 1930’s with Harry Jacob Anslinger a United States government official who served as the first commissioner of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics under President Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy.
Ending the War on Cannabis in South Carolina - South Carolina Compassionate Care Act 2021
Sen. Tom Davis (R), is determined to end it in line with his bill the “South Carolina Compassionate Care Act.” As reported brilliantly by Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment, the Grand Old Party is changing - when it comes to medical marijuana.
“We’re going to get this bill passed,” Sen. Tom Davis (R), who filed the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, said at a press conference with supporters. “And if there are some up on the Senate floor that are still in this reefer madness, drug war mentality and block and stand in the way of this bill, I will exercise my rights as a senator to respond in kind to every single other bill on this calendar.”
Like the weather, the law is far from perfect - but it’s a step in the right direction. Like many states it will allow a doctor patient relationship and the recommendation of cannabis as an option.
South Carolina Compassionate Care Act 2021:
As reported by MPP.org, the Act would allow for a merit-based scoring system with limited cultivation centers, processing facilities, a cap on dispensaries, testing and transporting. The number of dispensaries is based on the number of pharmacies in the state. Odd, but true.
After a merit-based, scored application process, DHEC will license 15 cultivation centers, 30 processing facilities, one dispensary for every 20 pharmacies in the state, five testing laboratories, and four transporters. The application process will consider location, background and qualifications, security plans (and SLED’s input on them), and localities’ preferences.
Processing facilities will make products such as oils, consumable medicines, and salves.
Testing laboratories will identify the amount of cannabinoids in cannabis products and test for pesticides, bacteria, and other contaminants.
OMNI Doctors applaud this step in the right direction and will continue to work to advance logical compassionate access to medical cannabis for Americans living in South Carolina. Join our community and subscribe today for updates on medical marijuana laws near you. Be ready to get your medical marijuana cards in South Carolina!