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South Carolina Senate Panel Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Cannabis

By Associated Press A Senate panel has advanced a bill legalizing marijuana in South Carolina for patients suffering from an array of ailments recognized by a doctor. The bipartisan sponsors of the proposal sent to a full Senate committee Thursday wanted suggestions to make the bill better. It would allow qualified patients and care-givers to …

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Medical Cannabis and Decriminalization Bills Filed in South Carolina

By Robert Capecchi, Marijuana Policy Project CHARLESTON, SC — A bipartisan group of South Carolina state representatives led by House Minority Leader J. Todd Rutherford has introduced compassionate legislation that would establish a workable medical marijuana program in South Carolina. Under House Bill 3140, the “Put Patients First Act”, seriously ill patients would be able to …

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South Carolina Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Announced

South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis will soon introduce legislation to legalize medical cannabis, according to an announcement made at a meeting of the state’s Medical Marijuana Study Committee. “I am learning for the first time all of the medicinal benefits that marijuana can be used for,” says Davis, referring to testimony given at the …

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South Carolina Medical Cannabis Bill Becomes Law

Senate Bill 1035, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes in South Carolina, has been signed into law by Governor Nikki Haley. Under the new law, those with epilepsy will be authorized to possess and use cannabis oil that’s low in THC (tertahydrocannabinol), and high in CBD (cannabidiol), given they receive a recommendation …

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South Carolina Legislature Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

South Carolina’s Senate this week unanimously approved Senate Bill 839, a proposal to legalize hemp. The measure has already been approved by the state’s House of Representatives, meaning it will now go to Governor Nikki Haley for consideration. If signed into law by Governor Haley, or allowed to become law without her signature, the proposal …

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Proposal Filed in South Carolina

South Carolina Representative Todd Rutherford (the House Minority Leader) has filed the Put Patients First Act, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis.  Under the proposal, a patient with a debilitating condition (such as cancer, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma and AIDS) will be authorized to possess up to 2 ounces of cannabis, and cultivate up to 6 plants, …

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Hemp Legalization Approved Through South Carolina Senate Committee With Unanimous Vote

South Carolina’s Senate Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee has given approval to Senate Bill 839, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp. The measure was approved unanimously.  The proposal now heads to the full Senate, where its passage will send it to the House of Representatives. If approved into law, hemp cultivation would be explicitly legal in …

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South Carolina Senate Committee Approves Hemp Legalization Legislation

South Carolina’s Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies has given unanimous approval to Senate Bill 839, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp in the state. The proposal now moves to the full Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. The proposal, introduced by Republican Senator Kevin Bryant, would remove …

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