May 14, 2021
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The South Carolina Legislature adjourned today after once again failing to pass the S.C. Compassionate Care Act. This means another year of needless suffering for people with cancer, severe pain, seizure disorders, and other ailments.
We need your help to make sure that never happens again — and that 2022 is the year that patients finally get relief.
While the delay is heartbreaking, there is reason for hope. The South Carolina Medical Affairs Committee advanced medical cannabis legislation, and the bill sponsor — Sen. Tom Davis (R) — secured a commitment from his colleagues to allow the S.C. Compassionate Care Act to get a Senate floor vote early next year. Meanwhile, Gov. Henry McMaster’s stance on medical cannabis is improving.
If you are a seriously ill patient who can benefit from medical cannabis, a close family member of a patient who could benefit, or if you’re a supportive veteran, past or current member of law enforcement, or medical professional, please let me know. Your voice is particularly important to this effort. Please include your address or nine-digit zip code so we can figure out who your state legislators are.
Together, we can finally bring a compassionate medical cannabis law to the Palmetto State.