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South Carolina Marijuana Legislature

South Carolina Congressman

Senate

Lindsey Graham (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: B-

Votes

Cosponsor

S. 1333 Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act of 2015
S. 683 CARERS Act of 2015

Comments

“I don’t see a real need to change the law up here [in DC]. If marijuana is half as bad as alcohol, that’s probably enough reason to keep it illegal.” 8/10/2010 (Link)
“I’m against legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. But when it comes to medical marijuana and this [CBD] oil, I think politicians should embrace what makes sense. When it comes to issues like this, I don’t want to be academic in thought. This is about people. This is about families with sick children. Why should someone in my position get in the way of helping a child, if you can reasonably and logically do it?” 2/24/2014 (Link)
“Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the Justice Department will not prosecute purveyors of medical marijuana provided they are in compliance with state and local laws. I do not support this policy, as I feel it is tantamount to federal legalization of medical marijuana and creates an inconsistent federal enforcement policy between states.” – Letter to a constituent 10/3/2014

Tim Scott (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: D

Votes

Comments

“There is growing scientific evidence documenting the health risks associated with marijuana use including adverse effects on the lungs, the cardiovascular system, and possibly the immune and reproductive systems. However, I also understand the great importance of preserving the rights bestowed to the States.” 7/10/2011 (Link)

 

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House Bills

Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Permits physicians affiliated with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to recommend cannabis therapy to veterans in states that allow for its therapeutic use. 

McClintock/Polis Amendment

Seeks to halt Justice Department interference among individuals and businesses engaged in state-compliant transactions particular to both the medical or recreational use of cannabis. More info

Rohrabacher/Farr Amendment

Prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs and the patients who rely on them. More info

House of Representatives

Jim Clyburn (D)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: B

Votes

No sponsorships or comments

Mick Mulvaney (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: B

Votes

Cosponsor

*H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
H.R. 1635 Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2015
H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015

Tom Rice (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: B

Votes

Cosponsor

H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015

Mark Sanford (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: B

Votes

Cosponsor

H.R. 525 Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015
H.R. 1538 CARERS Act of 2015

Jeff Duncan (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: C

Votes

No sponsorships or comments

Trey Gowdy (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: D

Votes

No sponsorships or comments

Joe Wilson (R)

SOUTH CAROLINA

 

NORML Grade: D

Votes

No sponsorships or comments