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SC: Motion On Medical Marijuana

LAWMAKERS HOLD HEARINGS IN ANTICIPATION OF FILING LEGISLATION By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Tom Davis and S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne will lead a series of legislative hearings on the legalization of medical marijuana in the weeks to come – a sign the issue could figure prominently in the 2015 session of the…

LAWMAKERS HOLD HEARINGS IN ANTICIPATION OF FILING LEGISLATION

By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Tom Davis and S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne will lead a series of legislative hearings on the legalization of medical marijuana in the weeks to come – a sign the issue could figure prominently in the 2015 session of the S.C. General Assembly.

Davis – who successfully championed a limited medical cannabis bill earlier this year – has made it clear he wants to expand the decriminalization of medical marijuana moving forward.  He’s found an ally in Horne – as well as S.C. Democratic leader Todd Rutherford.

We wholeheartedly support these efforts … in fact as we’ve stated repeatedly, we support the decriminalization of marijuana and other drugs for medical and recreational purposes.

How come?  Because we believe in a free society government has no right to tell people what they can and cannot put into their own bodies, on their own time, on their own property – so long as their use doesn’t infringe upon another’s rights.

Also, we believe the government’s 40-year, $1.3 trillion “war on drugs” has been a colossal failure and waste of taxpayer resources – not to mention a vehicle for the selective incarceration of large segments of our population.

The nonsense needs to end … now.

One of the reasons we endorsed the gubernatorial candidacy of pro-liberty, pro-free market reformer Steve French was his common sense position on marijuana – namely that it should be classified the same as alcohol.  Such a position would not only free up law enforcement, court and correctional resources – but would also create a revenue stream for the funding of core government functions (without raising taxes).

Anyway … props to Davis, Horne and Rutherford for their efforts to move the Palmetto State closer toward this goal.

If you’d like to show them your support, a hearing on this issue will be held at 1:00 p.m. EST on November 13 in Greenville, S.C. (in the AT&T Auditorium at the Campbell Graduate Engineering Center at Clemson’s ICAR Campus).  Meanwhile another hearing will be held at 1:00 p.m. EST on December 4 in Florence S.C. (at the Fred C. Fore Auditorium on the campus of the Florence-Darlington Technical College).

Citizens with questions about either hearing should contact the S.C. Senate’s Medical Affairs Committee office at (803)212-6430.

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59 comments

John November 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Damn hippies…

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Legalize medical marijuana November 3, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Fuck you. May you and several of your family members develop a need for it.

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John November 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Chill out. Sounds like you need a hit or two.

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What's wrong with hippies? November 4, 2014 at 8:55 am

So you never smoked weed as a kid?

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G.O.B. November 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

What if Jenny Horne gets indicted?

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turn it into a plus November 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Then, hopefully she cuts a deal and becomes a star witness against Nimrata

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fuckface November 3, 2014 at 5:59 pm

is that really the best picture of pot you could find?

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Bill Clinton November 3, 2014 at 6:12 pm

That’s just what Sic had left in his office…

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xx November 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

That’s actually nice looking weed. I’ve seen worse.

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Karolyn November 3, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Eventually, all the states will legalize. It’s just sad that so many who could benefit from cannabis oil and THC have to move to get help – either that or get arrested like the woman who was arrested for providing her son with medical cannabis she had gotten in Colorado. It helped him to lead a normal life. Now the poor kid has to go back to a horrible, painful existence. People who are against it need to do some research and not give in to fear!

http://www.wfsb.com/story/26334348/minnesota-mother-arrested-for-giving-her-son-cannabis-oil

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Tommy C November 3, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Will be 20 years before SC legalizes.

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Karolyn November 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm

Yeah, maybe before Mississippi, but that’s debatable.

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TheFunkyMonkey November 5, 2014 at 12:05 pm

I used to think the same thing but after observing SC politics for the last 5+ years, I would tend to disagree. When the good ol’ boy system smells money, they will justify the cause and the means. Medicinal is just the first step to get the population comfortable with the position and then it’s off to the tax races to legalize recreational use.

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medicalmumbojumgo November 3, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Libertarian=Make weed legal

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Legalize medical marijuana November 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm

I’ve got a good friend, almost 70, who’s had a dozen surgeries on his eyes for cataracts and macular degeneration. First operation when he was in his 20s. He smoked dope for relief of the ferocious pain in his eyes — that he says is akin to a migraine headache that never ends. He’s terrified that he’ll get ‘busted’ by the sheriff or whoever and go to jail. Hasn’t smoked in several years for this fear. Poor bastard.

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Dave Chappelle I'm Rick James November 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

He’s not going to go to jail for smoking weed. Stop it already with the outrageous and exaggerated result.

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legalizecrystalmeth November 4, 2014 at 10:18 am

Bet he never made anything of himself either. I’m very sorry about your friend’s affliction, but there are plenty of legal alternatives.

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Karolyn November 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Yeah, if you want to fill your body with even MORE chemicals than we already get in our food and air!

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legalizecrystalmeth November 4, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Oh and the chemicals in weed are holistic and good for you?

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xx November 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Do your homework. Weed is much worse than alcohol; the half life is much longer; it can have permanent brain changes; and takes away ambition. Using the “medical marijuana” excuse is lame – there is a plethora of legal drugs to help with the very small number of people who say weed helps their medical condition. Let’s be totally honest – THIS IS ABOUT LEGALIZING WEED FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES. It DOES infringe on others rights because us sober folks will have to deal with even more addicts since it will be more accessible; There will be more lung diseases, duh; and the young people I’m counting on to take care of me in the nursing home and manage my retirement accounts will have mush for brains! And as long as we’re legalizing weed, why not legalize all the other illegal drugs? Hell, go ahead and legalize all the prescription drugs too while we’re at it – why bother getting a doctor’s script – give the right to ordinary people to decide what drugs to take and when.

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Karolyn November 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm

YOU do your homework! Why enrich Big Pharma’s pockets with big bucks when we can grow our own medicine? Also, it does not have to be smoked. Also, hemp oil does not contain THC, so does not get one high. It can also be vaporized. etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum. Of course, I’m sure you’d take it synthesized by Big Pharma. I’m with FITs – Save money by legalizing all drugs. Use the money saved for drug education and rehabilitation.

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xx November 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

I HAVE done my homework. And when you decide to do YOUR homework, be careful because many “scientific studies” are biased, inaccurate or simply have too small of a sample size (refer back to your college class Probability and Statistics). And if you’re against Big Pharma now, just wait until they demand the market on marijuana!

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:10 am

if you’ve done your homework, post a hypertext link to peer-reviewed science that backs up your claims.

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Karolyn November 4, 2014 at 5:49 pm

Why would they want something on the market that cures? They would go out of business. I did read not too long ago of a Pharma co. that had patented some components of cannabis, although I don’t know how they could since the US gov’t (while saying it has no medical applications) holds patents on the medical properties of cannabis.
http://nypost.com/2013/09/11/feds-patented-medical-marijuana-even-when-they-were-fighting-it/

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xx November 4, 2014 at 5:33 pm

So you’re in favor of medical marijuana? All these pp will take hemp oil without the qualities that make one high? Yeah, right.

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Karolyn November 4, 2014 at 5:42 pm

They already are! Watch Rick Simpson’s “Run From the Cure.”. Many have used his recipe to address various illnesses with great results, and you don’t get high on hemp oil. You paranoid people certainly don’t need anything more to heighten your paranoia. Fear keeps us from moving forward.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuPtOtGF4TY

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Tommy C November 3, 2014 at 9:14 pm

You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

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xx November 4, 2014 at 10:21 am

Oh yes I do. What is YOUR expertise based on? Other than enjoying the occasional joint.

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:09 am

How about documentation?

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inhale good vibes November 4, 2014 at 11:40 am

Lol. Match a blunt with me :)

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chill311 November 4, 2014 at 3:16 am

you’re a brainwashed idiot

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xx November 4, 2014 at 10:22 am

YOU are brainwashed. You believe the liberal media and all of their so called scientific studies.

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:08 am Reply
chill311 November 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

take the bucket off your head and enlighten your dumb ass with the research results found during the 1974 university of virginia cannabis study funded by the DEA; very liberal organizations, both of them. before the DEA pulled the plug on the funding b/c the results didnt come out as they expected, the virginia study found that cannabis oil retarded the growth of 34 different types of cancer cells. then further your re-education with the results of the cannabis study done at the university of compultense in madrid spain, whose study found that cannabis oil TOTALLY eliminated cancer cell growth. why do you think its prohibited? big pharma cant patent it and make drugs from it and it threatens their $200 billion a year cancer death scam. take the bucket off your head, the view is much better without it. wake up idiot.

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xx November 4, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Weed cures cancer? And it threatens big pharma’s profit margin – nice imaginary conspiracy theory. You’re delusional.

chill311 November 5, 2014 at 12:02 am

you’re so behind the curve that CNN is out in front of you

Karolyn November 4, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I believe the testimonials from 1000s of people who have been helped, if not cured, of some illnesses, including cancer. If I had cancer, I would do all I could to move to CO. (Which, btw, is ding extremely well with its new laws) Chemo kills; cannibidiol and THC cure.

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chill311 November 4, 2014 at 3:16 am

you’re a brainwashed idiot

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Seriously November 4, 2014 at 5:41 am

Dumb ass

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xx November 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

Is that the best argument you have? How about engage me in some debate here.

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

I thought he made the “elephant in the room” observation, in case people were distracted by undocumented claims and yellow journalism.

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

There will be more lung diseases, duh

This is technically true for people who smoke weed. You do know, though, that there’s more to weed than smoking it, right?

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xx November 4, 2014 at 10:12 am

Of course I know that. But why don’t you take a walk around the University neighborhoods, marijuana smoke is easily detected in the air. Smoking is the preferred method by most college kids.

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:03 am

..and your point is? That the scent of beer doesn’t travel as well?

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xx November 4, 2014 at 11:37 am

My point is that legalizing weed will produce more lung diseases. PAY ATTENTION and go take your Adderall.

euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

Hmm, are you looking through my window? I just chewed up 30mg of adderall!

Legalizing weed will lead to use of vaporizers, so that tar will not get into your lungs. THC and cannabinoids will be inhaled as gas, and eaten in condiments.

It will save lives… and livers.

Why don’t you try to find some documentation on the internet that backs up your stupid claims?

euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:43 am

Hmm, are you looking through my window? I just chewed up 30mg of adderall!

Legalizing weed will lead to use of vaporizers, so that tar will not get into your lungs. THC and cannabinoids will be inhaled as gas, and eaten in condiments.

It will save lives… and livers.

Why don’t you try to find some documentation on the internet that backs up your stupid claims?

grandtangosuglydog November 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

almost every word you wrote is factually incorrect but hey, keep sprouting shit if that makes you happy.

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xx November 4, 2014 at 10:14 am

Prove it. Bet I have more experience with weed than you do. Bet I have read more books, articles and studies.

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

How do you explain knowing next to nothing about
Marijuana? In its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/109464-in-strict-medical-terms-marijuana-is-far-safer-than-many

Since you’re so well-read, did you know that marijuana has no LD-50?

caffeine does.
alcohol does.
nicotine does.
water does.

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xx November 4, 2014 at 11:35 am

That quote is over 25 years old written by a judge with no medical background. He backs up his statement bc weed does not cause death. Just bc people don’t die from it does not prove it is harmless or beneficial. Besides the weed now is much more potent than 25 years ago.

euwe max November 4, 2014 at 11:46 am

potent

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that’s like saying “it smells stronger now.”

Modern man has only recently discovered a method for sifting through facts for significance, so I can understand how you might have missed it.

It’s called “the scientific method.”

here… read this.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method

grandtangosuglydog November 4, 2014 at 11:03 am

You’re the idiot that made the idiotic statement that goes against all known science (oh i forgot you dont believe n science) and common sense. You prove your point idiot boy and let the adults talk now..time for you to put on your jammies.

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SenseLikeChaps November 4, 2014 at 2:08 pm

+1 Troll

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TheFunkyMonkey November 5, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I encourage you to watch the documentary “The Culture High” which provides all perspectives on pot legalization and has won a number of international awards.

I’m very pro-pot to be clear. I have a number of friends and many family members who do not support a pro-pot agenda. A number of them have watched this documentary and changed their position. It’s an eye-opener regardless of which side of the debate you are on.

This is a sincere recommendation as it’s clear that you are basing your position on bad information.

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yodaddy November 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Ha, you’re a special kind of stupid

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Smirks November 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

Medical marijuana and decriminalization should absolutely be on the table. It’s only a start but damn, we need to start sometime soon.

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euwe max November 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

That is some papery looking pot. Definitely amateur indoor hydroponics and a low-bred strain, probably from seeds taken from a purchased bag of weed, instead of a known quality polyploidal hybrid from Holland or Australia.

You’d think we’d just come down from the trees, a screeching, flailing, superstitious lot – to these monkeys, everything is a banana. First article of inspection goes right into the mouth, and then the slobbered item is sniffed, and finally thrown into the air.

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CharlestonSubterrain November 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm

Fine article. The war on drugs is one of the biggest money pits in our nation’s budget, and it’s one of the most ineffective methods of fighting drug addiction and importation.

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