SC Primary Election Information – June 12th
The South Carolina Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 12. Before going to the polls, it’s important to learn where candidates in contested primary races stand on marijuana policy. Marijuana Policy Project sent out a questionnaire after collaborating with CSC.health. They asked each candidate where he or she stood on the issue, and the responses are below. The question each candidate answered was:
Do you support making South Carolina the 30th state to allow seriously ill and dying patients to possess and use a limited amount of cannabis for medical purposes, if the patients’ doctors recommend it?
The race for the governor’s office is in the primaries next week. Click the links below to find out where candidates on your primary ballot stand. As a registered voter, one can vote in either the democratic or the republican primary, but not both. The Advisory Question is ONLY in the democratic primary: Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?
Put this information to use as you decide which candidates to support in the June 12 primary!
This year in November, every member of the House is up for re-election, and many are facing challengers. While legislative committees have been considering medical marijuana-related bills, neither bill was up for a vote on the floor. As a result, most lawmakers have not yet had a chance to establish a voting record on medical cannabis. Those House members who voted on the medical cannabis bill in the House (H3521) are noted below.
NOTE: Due to the large number of candidates, the only names listed in the link are candidates who either answered our survey or who are incumbents who voted on (or co-sponsored) the medical marijuana bill.
To check your voter registration, identify your House district, and find your polling place, click here.