In an historic vote yesterday, the South Carolina Senate voted 28-15 on second reading and today passed on third reading by a voice vote for final passage S. 150, The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act. This act will alleviate the suffering of thousands of South Carolinians with debilitating conditions by providing safe and legal access to medical cannabis.
Urge your state representative to support this legislation!
Sen. Tom Davis has led the fight for seven years and has tenaciously defended the bill on the Senate floor. The final legislation is one all South Carolinians can be proud of. The proposed program will meet the needs of patients as well as senators who voiced concerns over the bill.
You can read our summary of the bill here. The bill will next need to be heard in House committee.
Together, we can make a medical cannabis program a reality in South Carolina. Please have your friends and family around South Carolina let their voices be heard! It is up to us to let S.C. representatives know that we want the freedom this bill gives patients and doctors to make their own medical decisions concerning their debilitating conditions.