Legalize Doctor-Prescribed Medical Marijuana to Suffering Patients in SC.
  • Petitioning SC Governor and General Assembly

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SC Governor and General Assembly

Legalize Doctor-Prescribed Medical Marijuana to Suffering Patients in SC.

    1. Todd Chas
    2. Petition by

      Todd Chas

      Charleston, SC

We, the undersigned citizens of South Carolina, hereby petition the
Governor and General Assembly of the State of South Carolina to
enact appropriate legislation to permit licensed physicians to
prescribe marijuana, and to ensure a safe and affordable supply of
marijuana for medical use.

WHEREAS, Scientific and medical studies by the National Academy of
Science have shown marijuana to be a safe and effective medicine
for the treatment of glaucoma, epilepsy, muscle spasticity,
arthritis, anxiety, depression, the symptoms of withdrawal from
alcohol and narcotics, and the nausea, vomiting and appetite loss
associated with chemotherapies; and

WHEREAS, The State of South Carolina legally recognized the
medicinal value of marijuana in 1980 (South Carolina Controlled
Substances Therapeutic Research Act of 1979); and

WHEREAS, South Carolina polls indicate that 71\% of respondents
believe drug abuse should be addressed with treatment rather than
incarceration (Global Strategy Group, 2002); and

WHEREAS, National polls indicate that at least 70\% of United States
citizens support medical marijuana when prescribed by a physician
(AARP, Time Magazine, Gallup); and

WHEREAS, The billions of dollars spent prosecuting and imprisoning
sick people in South Carolina and across the nation could be better
spent on programs emphasizing treatment, education and
rehabilitation; and

WHEREAS, Compassion and common sense demand that we allow America's
seriously ill citizens to use whatever medication is most safe and
effective according to their doctors to alleviate their pain and
suffering;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and General Assembly of
the State of South Carolina enact appropriate legislation to permit
marijuana to be prescribed by licensed physicians and to ensure a
safe and affordable supply of marijuana for medical use.

 

For more information on the SC Medical Marijuana Movement, please visit:

http://scmedicalmarijuana.blogspot.com

To:
SC Governor and General Assembly
Legalize Doctor-Prescribed Medical Marijuana to Suffering Patients in SC.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Tracy Patterson LITTLE RIVER, SC
      • about 10 hours ago

      I'm signing because in July of 2012, I was stricken with bacterial meningitis which led to 2 grande mal seizures and a brain stem stroke. After waking from a 5 day coma totally paralyzed; I have several issues but am very blessed to be alive! I've been in physical therapy since and can now walk on a walker short distances. I am on huge amounts of prescription medicine and pain medicines. I live everyday of my life in burning nerve pain with neuropathy, muscle pain, back pain, neck pain. I am mentally and physically exhausted and truly believe it would lessen my pain and make my quality of life better. I might even be able to quit taking as many medicines. It could be a very positive outcome for my life.

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    • John Huff CHARLESTON, SC
      • about 16 hours ago

      It's the right thing to do! To many benefits.

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    • Lance Colclough MANAMA, BAHRAIN
      • about 17 hours ago

      I am a disabled veteran who has spent years taking pills that dont work and I have seen the positive things that have come from medical marijuana in other states.

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    • Angela Soliz BOYNTON BEACH, FL
      • 1 day ago

      Please stop denying people of an ALL NATURAL, god given plant that cures sooo many diseases and illnesses, yet do NOTHING about the poisons and insecticides sprayed on our foods, and the GMO garbage that is causing cancer, or the aluminum and god knows what else that is being sprayed in our air (chemtrails) and the fluoride being added to our water like Hitler did to the Jews to keep them "controllable." Enough with these crimes against humanity and all this ass backwards bullshit! No one should be allowed to deny medicine, prescribed by a doctor for an illness they are dying/hurting from, all the while the real poisons are legal and in our food, air, water and hygiene products! Truth is, Cannabis Cures Cancer and soooo many other diseases and the govt knows this and has done many many trials, heck, they even have some strains patented! But, after all, there is NO money in keeping people healthy, only money in keeping them sick enough to keep taking those disgusting chemical laden pharmaceutical pills. Money truly is the root of ALL evil!

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    • M Marin NY, NY
      • 1 day ago

      Doctors recommend medical marijuana for an elderly relative in desperate need to help alleviate pain

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