Medical marijuana subject of lengthy debate in SC Senate
Next week the South Carolina State Senate is scheduled to begin its' third week of debate on a bill to allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana for the treatment of an array of debilitating diseases such as epilepsy. PTSD, and glaucoma. Thirty seven states 37 states have legalized the use of cannabis for medical patients.
Law enforcement, religious groups and some doctors are opposed to the bill. Detractors say they fear allowing doctors to prescribe the use of cannabis in oil or pill form, but not smoking, could put the state on a slippery slope toward legalizing recreational marijuana. Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, the bill chief author says polling shows that more than seventy percent of South Carolina citizens favor such a law.