Lawmakers in South Carolina are currently considering a new bill that would legalize medical marijuana. So far, the bill has seen support both among legislators and the general public.
And now, the bill has formally received support from a potentially important social group. This week, a group of leaders from a number of different religious organizations voiced their support for South Carolina’s Compassionate Care Act.
The support could help propel the state’s bill forward. And more generally, it could signal growing acceptance of medical marijuana among some religious groups.
Religious Leaders Support Medical Marijuana
Faith leaders in South Carolina got together this week to formally voice support for the state’s Compassionate Care Act. This bill, which is currently working its way through the legislative process, would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
In particular, if this bill passes into law, doctors will be allowed to recommend medical marijuana to patients. And on the patient side, those with a recommendation would be allowed to purchase up to two ounces of medical cannabis every two weeks.
Originally, the bill was introduced by two Republican lawmakers. In many ways, that is a big deal. Typically, Republicans tend to oppose such bills. But with