Medical Marijuana Gains Momentum In SC

Medical Marijuana Gains Momentum In SC

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In what we view as a profoundly positive development for the future of public policy in the Palmetto State, candidates for the South Carolina House of Representatives are lining up to support the decriminalization of medical marijuana. According to the S.C. Compassionate Care Alliance , virtually all of the candidates campaigning in a pair of special elections for the S.C. House this week are supporting decriminalization in some form or fashion. Hopefully that means leaders in the S.C. General Assembly will soon revisit their heartless opposition to this long-overdue reform. Jill Swing is the leader of the alliance. Her daughter, Mary Louise, has severe epilepsy – often experiencing more than 200 seizures per hour . Since 2013, Swing has been pushing lawmakers to decriminalize certain types of cannabis that have proven effective at treating her daughter’s seizures – and a host of other ailments . So far her efforts have been unsuccessful when it comes to changing the law, but Swing has earned the respect of a growing number of legislators who recognize her efforts for what they are – a rare form of authentic advocacy in a political industry dominated by special interest shills. This has led to growing support for the reforms she’s pushing … within the legislature and on the campaign trail. (Click to view) (Via: Provided) According to Swing ( above ), the surging support for decriminalization comes from lawmakers (and aspiring lawmakers) forming “personal connections to the issue.” “I have worked with state legislators for the past four years on medical cannabis legislation,” Swing wrote in her post. “I am an unlikely advocate for sure. But it is the personal connection, the personal fight for medicine for my daughter, that has brought me here. And it is similar personal connections that are bringing support […]

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