COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina)- The South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance says that the Senate Medical Affairs Committee passed a bill related to medical cannabis in a vote of 9-5 on Wednesday.
The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S. 150/ H. 3361), introduced by Sen. Tom Davis (R) and Rep.
Executive director of the South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance, Jill Swing, said in a press release, “Thirty-six states now allow for medical cannabis use, and South Carolinians deserve the same. Seriously ill patients and their families have been pleading for compassion for far too long. The time has come for the legislature to pass compassionate medical cannabis legislation. Our loved ones deserve a chance for relief from symptoms that are destroying their quality of life. Today’s vote is an important step in the right direction, and we look forward to seeing the bill finally make it to the Senate floor for a vote,”