In the June 12 SC Democratic Primary, voters were asked if they support a state law allowing doctors to prescribe “medical marijuana” to patients. This issue has been debated nationally and in South Carolina for several years and during this past SC legislative session, there were two bills to legalize “medical marijuana” that garnered some movement, but did not make a full vote by either the House or Senate.
They could come up for votes next session. There are many issues with the bills in both the House and Senate and the question on the ballot that was misleading. Among them:
▪ “Prescribing”: Doctors can not prescribe marijuana/cannabis. There is no prescription, only a recommendation. There is no method to pick up a measured amount with dosing instructions from a pharmacy / pharmacist. CVS, Walgreens or any other local
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