When Mack Hudson of Lexington was 16 years old, he was paralyzed when he fractured his skull, broke his neck and shattered a key vertebrae in a car wreck. Over the past 10 years, he’s been prescribed increasing doses of opioids — Percocet and Roxycodone to alleviate the pain.
“It messes with my head,” he said. “I can’t think straight. I can’t function straight. I’m just not myself.”
So Hudson traveled to California and Colorado to experiment with marijuana.
“It worked wonders,” he said.
But Hudson will likely have to wait to get medical marijuana in the Palmetto State.
A key SC House committee failed to even meet on the subject Tuesday, despite a rally outside of the State House by advocates urging them do so.
And a Senate subcommittee barely passed a flock of amendments to a bill before it was even allowed to rise to the committee level. That caused the bill’s author, Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, admit that, for the fourth year in a row, there wasn’t enough time on the legislative calendar to get a bill