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South Carolina Scorecard

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Senate Bills

Daines/Merkley Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

Mikulski Amendment Protecting State Medical Marijuana Laws

Limits the Justice Department’s ability to take criminal action against state-licensed operations that are acting in full compliance with the medical marijuana laws of their states. More info

Merkley Marijuana Banking Amendment

Prohibits the US Treasury Department from using federal funds to take punitive actions against banks that provide financial services to marijuana-related businesses that are operating legally under state laws. More info

'N/A' means that the Senator did not have the opportunity to vote on this amendment.

Senators

  • Lindsey Graham (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: B-

    Votes

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    Cosponsor

    S. 1333 Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015
    S. 683 CARERS Act of 2015

    Comments

    “I don’t see a real need to change the law up here [in DC]. If marijuana is half as bad as alcohol, that’s probably enough reason to keep it illegal.” 8/10/2010 (Link)
    “I’m against legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. But when it comes to medical marijuana and this [CBD] oil, I think politicians should embrace what makes sense. When it comes to issues like this, I don’t want to be academic in thought. This is about people. This is about families with sick children. Why should someone in my position get in the way of helping a child, if you can reasonably and logically do it?” 2/24/2014 (Link)
    “Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Justice Department will not prosecute purveyors of medical marijuana provided they are in compliance with state and local laws. I do not support this policy, as I feel it is tantamount to federal legalization of medical marijuana and creates an inconsistent federal enforcement policy between states.” - Letter to a constituent 10/3/2014

  • Tim Scott (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    Comments

    "There is growing scientific evidence documenting the health risks associated with marijuana use including adverse effects on the lungs, the cardiovascular system, and possibly the immune and reproductive systems. However, I also understand the great importance of preserving the rights bestowed to the States." 7/10/2011 (Link)

This information is continually being updated. If you have an additional public comment that we do not have record of or any additional information please email politics@norml.org.

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House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. More info

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

Reps

  • Jim Clyburn (D)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

    ?

    No sponsorships or comments

  • Mick Mulvaney (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    *H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
    H.R. 1635 Charlotte's Web Medical Access Act of 2015
    H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015
  • Tom Rice (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015
  • Mark Sanford (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: B

    Votes

    ?

    Cosponsor

    H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
    H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015
  • Jeff Duncan (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: C

    Votes

    ?

    No sponsorships or comments

  • Trey Gowdy (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    No sponsorships or comments

  • Joe Wilson (R)

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    NORML Grade: D

    Votes

    ?

    No sponsorships or comments

This information is continually being updated. If you have an additional public comment that we do not have record of or any additional information please email politics@norml.org.