Columbia, SC – House Democratic Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford will join with patients, medical professionals, and activists from across the state to hold a press conference in support of Medical Marijuana on Wednesday, April 9th at 10am at the South Carolina State House in Columbia. Several patients and family members will be sharing their stories at the press conference as well. Representative Rutherford will hold a private meeting with a number of patients at the state house immediately preceding the press conference.

Representative Rutherford recently filed H. 4879, otherwise known as the “Put Patients First Act,” which would authorize a person who has a “debilitating medical condition” who has a medical verification form completed by a physician to register with DHEC to obtain a registry identification card to use medical marijuana. Examples of debilitating medical conditions would include cancer, glaucoma, positive status for HIV and AIDS, Cachexia, Epilepsy, and Multiple Sclerosis.

Rutherford is inviting anyone who is supportive of making medical marijuana legal and accessible to patients in South Carolina to join him at the press conference on Wednesday.

Who: House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford and supporters of medical marijuana.

What: Press conference in support of medical marijuana.

When: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 – 10:00am.

Where: First floor lobby of the State House, Columbia.


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