by BILL NETTLES || During my over six years as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the state of South Carolina, one of my greatest privileges was the opportunity to work with federal, state and local law enforcement. I consider them among the finest in the world. However, the decision on whether or not to safely provide medical cannabis to South Carolinians who are suffering from disease or chronic pain is an issue best driven by data and research.
Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have chosen to exercise their state’s right to allow access to controlled safe medical cannabis. Many of these states are in the south. They arrived at this decision based on data that overwhelmingly supports allowing access to medical cannabis. It also bears mentioning that among the states representing more than half the population of the country, there is not one single movement in any of the states to repeal the measures that are allowing access for individuals who are suffering.
Since these 29 states and the District of Columbia have already implemented medical