Compassionate South Carolina believes that medical decisions should not be made between law enforcement officers and legislators. If a medical professional has a bona fide ongoing relationship with a person who is medically complicated, then no government should stand in the way of what a doctor believes could improve that patient’s quality of life.
Our organizations goal this legislation session is to provide patients safe and effective access to medicinal cannabis. We understand that people who are suffering are in need of better options. Compassionate South Carolina understands the need for alternative therapies for our loved ones that are outside of the current pharmaceutical model.
As South Carolinians, we are proud, confident, well mannered, and faithful to our own. We believe in our close nit southern ways that protect our heritage. We can set in motions a comprehensive medical cannabis program that will lead the charge in a conservative tightly structured cannabis program that everyone can be proud of.
Compassionate Access for all!
Medical Cannabis and South Carolina
Thousands of seriously ill South Carolinians and their families are depending on the General Assembly to enact compassionate medical cannabis legislation. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S 212 /H 3521) would create a state-regulated program that will allow patients with debilitating medical conditions and a doctor’s recommendation to access medical cannabis from state licensed facilities. It’s past time to stop criminalizing the seriously ill for relieving their symptoms with medical cannabis and to allow safe, reliable access to this beneficial treatment.
Cannabis’ Safety and Medical Value Has Been Proven
Studies show that many patients suffering from cancer, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s disease, and severe pain find relief from cannabis.
Prescription drugs often come with far more serious side effects than cannabis does, and many patients simply do not respond to them. Administering cannabis with a smoke-free vaporizer or as a sublingual tincture is a much more effective delivery method than taking pills for many patients, especially those suffering from severe nausea. Learn more about our team fighting to make a difference below
– Chelsea Cookhurst
My 11-year-old daughter, Kira, was born with an extremely rare duplication on the short arm of chromosome 16, tethered cord syndrome and autism. She is severely delayed across the board with an extremely short attention span and aggressive behavior outbursts. After being on anti-psychotic medication for several years she began involuntary movements of her mouth, which may have become permanent due to the medication.
– Judy Ghanem
Halle is six years old and has benefited tremendously from hemp-based cannabis, but as she grows and gets bigger we know that to keep her seizures at bay she will need the stronger forms of cannabis from MMJ. Using cannabis, Halle has gone from 1-2 big seizures per week to 1-2 per month and sometimes less. She’s been able to come down 30% on a traditional seizure med that harms her vision.
– Cat Stevens