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  1. US SC: Hemp Growing Program To Include More SC Farmers Growing More

    The State, 01 May 2018 - The number of hemp farmers in SC is growing fast. How high will it get? Less than a year into the program, the number of farmers growing hemp in South Carolina could double. That's because the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is making more permits available for farmers looking to participate in the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.
  2. US SC: LTE: SC Medical Marijuana Bill Is Critically Flawed

    The State, 16 Apr 2018 - As a family medicine and public-health physician practicing in South Carolina for the past 40 years, I see the proposed system for making marijuana available for evidence-based medical treatments as severely flawed. S.212 provides for a wholly unnecessary system of marijuana cultivation centers, processing sites and dispensaries. The Federal Drug Administration is already working with the federal Drug Enforcement Authority to increase legitimate research on marijuana products for medical use, and the DEA has a well-established system to handle prescription narcotics.
  3. US SC: Ex-Us Attorney Calls For Medical Marijuana Referendum

    The State, 05 Apr 2018 - Former U.S. attorney for South Carolina Bill Nettles is calling for a public referendum on medical marijuana. Nettles heads Palmetto Medical Cannabis LLC, a group advocating for the legalization of medical cannabis in South Carolina.
  4. US SC: Opioid Alternative Or Gateway To Legal Pot?

    The State, 29 Mar 2018 - Medical marijuana cleared a key committee on Thursday and headed to the floor of the S.C. Senate. But the 8-6 vote by the Senate Medical Affairs Committee came as enforcement leaders are hardening their opposition, saying it is another step toward legalized recreational marijuana in the Palmetto State.
  5. US SC: Medical Marijuana Slowly Gaining Acceptances In SC This Year

    The State, 21 Mar 2018 - 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.
  6. US SC: SC Senators Kill Proposal To Study Cannabis Oil On Inmates

    The State, 20 Mar 2018 - An S.C. Senate panel quickly killed a proposal Tuesday that would have created a study committee to research the effects of cannabidiol oil - -- an active ingredient found in marijuana -- on prison inmates with physical and mental illnesses. The oil -- used sometimes in place of prescription drugs -- can be an effective treatment for people who suffer from epilepsy, schizophrenia and seizures, supporters say.
  7. US SC: SC Lawmaker Proposes Cannabis Oil For Some Inmates

    The State, 21 Feb 2018 - South Carolina could allow prison inmates with physical or mental-health issues to be treated with cannabidiol oil, an active ingredient found in marijuana plants. The S.C. House budget-writing committee OK'd an amendment Tuesday that would authorize the S.C. Department of Corrections to start a pilot program to study the effects of cannabidiol oil use on inmates.
  8. US SC: 2 Charged After Sc Infant Tests Positive For Marijuana

    The State, 11 Feb 2018 - A man and woman were charged with child neglect after an infant girl tested positive for marijuana, according to media reports. Daniel Chambers, 42, and Ashley Willard, 24, both of Union County, were charged Tuesday with unlawful neglect of a child, according to FOX Carolina in Greenville.
  9. US SC: Obama Commutes Prison Sentence Of California Healthcare

    The State, 19 Jan 2017 - President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the 20-year prison sentenced imposed on Richard Ruiz Montes, convicted in 2008 for his role in the Modesto's pot-dealing California Healthcare Collective. In one of his final presidential acts, Obama used his executive authority to cut Montes' sentence by more than half. Now held at a federal facility in Atwater, according to the Bureau of Prisons' inmate locator, the 36-year-old Montes will be released May 19.