South Carolina Compassionate Care Act Approved by Senate Subcommittee
A new South Carolina medical marijuana bill was recently approved by a Senate subcommittee, 5-1, after a few last minute revisions were made. The Compassionate Care Act was amended to narrow qualifying medical conditions and ban some types of workers from accessing medical cannabis. Additionally, physicians who could potentially recommend medical marijuana to patients must have specific qualifications.
Compassionate Care Act
The Compassionate Care Act now moves to the Senate Medical Affairs panel for debate and hopefully a vote. This will be the fourth time the bill has been proposed in the South Carolina legislature, but it has never been put to a vote on the floor in either chamber. While advocates are excited to see it won the vote in the subcommittee, there are some who were dismayed by the amendments.