South Carolina Patients and Doctors Call on Legislature to Enact Medical Cannabis Legislation

A press conference will be held Jan. 22 in the Capitol Rotunda.

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Columbia, SC — PRESS RELEASE — South Carolina medical professionals, veterans and patients will gather Wednesday, Jan. 22 in the Capitol Rotunda for a press conference to call on the legislature to adopt a compassionate medical cannabis program in 2020.

In 2019, the Compassionate Care Act was introduced and sponsored by Sen. Tom Davis in the Senate (S. 0366) and Rep. Peter McCoy in the House (H. 3660). The bills would establish a comprehensive, well regulated medical cannabis program in South Carolina. Both the House and Senate are picking up the medical cannabis discussion where they left off.

On the House side, H. 3660 has been scheduled for a Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee (3M) subcommittee hearing Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET.

The Senate Medical Affairs Committee is expected to take up S. 366 again in the coming weeks.

The Epilepsy Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society have supported South Carolina’s medical cannabis bills for some time. They are now being joined by the South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association.

The South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association has issued the following statement: “South Carolina Podiatric Medical Association (SCPMA) is pleased to offer its support for the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act. The SCPMA supports evidence based treatment with medical cannabis when it provides a therapeutic and palliative benefit and when used under the supervision of a podiatrist or other physician."