Improving Patients’ Quality of Life, While Still Protecting Our People.
Compassionate South Carolina supports the rights of patients with debilitating medical conditions to gain access to medical cannabis under very tight state regulations that would be allowed only through passing the Compassionate Care Act.
On January 10, Sen. Tom Davis and Rep. Peter McCoy introduced The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S 212/ H 3521). This bill would allow doctors to recommend to their patients’ medical cannabis under very specific conditions. The patient must have a bona fide relationship with their physician, which is an ongoing responsibility for the assessment and care of that person. Also, the patient must have a specific debilitating condition that is listed under the conditions list in the legislation. The Department of Health and Environmental Control would regulate and license cultivation centers, processing facilities, dispensaries, and independent testing laboratories. These licenses would be limited and require several layers of regulation and security. The Department would also issue registration cards to qualifying patients and their caregivers. The products would be tracked from the time they are in seed until the time they enter the shelves of a dispensary through a technological tracking system that is identical to the programs that track pharmaceuticals. Every patient would be placed into a data base and each purchase would be accounted for just like any other controlled substance that a doctor prescribes. There are also limits on what a patient can purchase each month, all of this ensures that there will be no room for diversion. This is a tightly regulated medical only program that South Carolinian’s can be assured will get medicine into the hands of patients that need it while protecting all the other citizens of our great state.
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