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.
Two legislative primary elections are being held today – one in the South Carolina Upstate and another in the Lowcountry. In these races, all or most of the GOP candidates are backing medical marijuana legalization.
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.