Supporters of medical marijuana have some good news to tout as they continue to push for its decriminalization in the state of South Carolina.
According to a December 2017 survey conducted by Washington, D.C.-based Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy, registered voters in the Palmetto support the right of doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients by a two-to-one margin.
Asked specifically whether they would support “a bill authorizing South Carolina doctors to prescribe the use of medical marijuana for specific medical conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorders,” a whopping 61 percent of respondents answered in the affirmative.
Only 31 percent said they would oppose such a bill, while eight percent of those sampled said they were “undecided.”
Support for the measure cut across geographic, gender, age, racial and partisan lines.
Take a look …
(Via: Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy)
We spoke at length this week with former U.S. attorney Bill Nettles, head of the pro-cannabis organization which commissioned the poll. We also spoke with several law enforcement sources who have opposed decriminalization in the past.
Stay tuned for a follow-up piece incorporating those perspectives …
As for this news site, we have consistently argued in favor of decriminalizing marijuana and other drugs – for both medical and recreational purposes. Naturally we are pleased to see such strong support for the decriminalization of medical cannabis – and we hope state lawmakers will heed the results of this survey.
Having said that, we look forward to sharing perspectives from both sides of the debate … and letting those with passionate views on the matter weigh in whether we agree with them or not.
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