SOUTH CAROLINA (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — South Carolina is one in all 14 states that doesn’t permit medicinal marijuana use.
Senate Bill 150 aims to change that, however York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson is voicing his opposition to the laws. He held a legislation enforcement discussion board to debate the invoice.
“If you happen to’re going to name it drugs, then let’s deal with it like drugs,” stated SLED Chief Mark Keel.
Tolson added, “There’s a concern amongst some leaders that this actually isn’t about medical marijuana, the top sport is leisure marijuana.”
The invoice, filed by Republican Senator Tom Davis, states certified sufferers consists of these with power ache, folks with PTSD and different debilitating medical situations.
“It supplies for medical doctors to have this authority,” stated Senator Tom Davis, ‘it specifies the sufferers that may qualify to obtain this drugs if medical doctors suppose it’s in the perfect curiosity after which it attracts a brilliant line towards any leisure use.”
Some legislation enforcement officers, like SLED Chief Mark Keel, would say the satan is within the particulars.
“There’s no limits on the efficiency of the THC that’s in senate invoice 150,” Keel stated on the discussion board.
There are necessities, nevertheless, to show the proportion of THC.
“The assertion that you simply don’t know what you’re getting for those who authorize using hashish, you could learn my invoice,” Davis stated, “as a result of what my invoice says is an impartial lab has to research the hashish after which label it by way of what % THC does it have? What % CBD does it have?”
The invoice would have a direct affect on Jody Luke’s enterprise. She owns Pure Treatment CBD in Fort Mill, and would gladly provide medicinal marijuana to her clients, if legally allowed.
“There’s a whole lot of opioid abuse on this nation,” she stated, “and persons are dying from it, however they’re not going to die from it by utilizing a marijuana product or hemp product that’s greater in THC focus.”
Luke’s enterprise has been profitable since she launched it three years in the past. She argues that extra regulation for medicinal marijuana distribution would cut back the unlawful leisure exercise.
“I believe having shops who’re educated, who may help folks information them correctly about dosing and micro dosing, that’s going to be a key within the success of this,” she stated.
The invoice is ready for debate within the Senate subsequent week. Senator Davis believes there will probably be every week or so of debate earlier than it heads for a vote.