Dry and trimmed cannabis buds, stored in a glass jars. Medical cannabis
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) —
In 29 states, medical marijuana is allowed. On Wednesday, the South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Subcommittee amended and approved a medical marijuana bill that would make it legal here, as well.
The bill is now headed to the full Senate Medical Affairs Committee for consideration, after which it still would need to pass in the Senate, the House and get the governor’s signature before becoming law.
ABC News 4 spoke to families who are hoping legislation will eventually pass.
Mark Montrose is advocating for the legalization of medical marijuana on behalf of his 10-year-old daughter.
“This isn’t something I would’ve imagined myself doing five to ten years ago,” Montrose said. “I’m retired military. I was a ‘Just Say No’ kid, had the t-shirt.”
Until their daughter Mary-Kate was born.
“She’s got hydrocephalus, and then along the way that’s when the Cerebral Palsy became more noticed,” Montrose said. “We didn’t