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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    • Jacob willis MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
      • about 9 hours ago

      I recently had a 5 inch tumor removed from my stomach, but I have become too decent on pain pills. Medical Marijuana is what I need...not a synthetic man made pill

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    • brandon helms FORT MILL, SC
      • about 12 hours ago

      Pot is medicine

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    • James McLaughlin FORT MILL, SC
      • about 12 hours ago

      I am signing this because when I was little I took a lot of meds for my anger issues and insomnia but I stopped when I was 18. They told me like when I was 19. They said if I didn't stop then would be dead right now. So I don't trust medicine. It helps me with my anger issues and insomnia. I have acne on my back and chest. They said I have to get surgery but Marijuna will help cause it helps it clear it up. It will help so much for me and my health.

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    • Robert Hayes FORT MILL, SC
      • about 12 hours ago

      I broke my back at age 18 and have daily pain in my lower back that can vary from acute pain to extreme pain, I as well as this chronic pain I have developed insomnia and i lack sleep needed to work well with the lack of energy. This is very important to me because I do not trust prescription medicine when it could make me ill or kill me but with medicinal marijuana I do not have to worry about that

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    • bryan partin PINEWOOD, SC
      • about 19 hours ago

      I'm signing because I suffer from bipolar, graves disease, major anxiety,

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