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Poll: Majority of adults in South Carolina support medical and recreational cannabis

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South Carolina adults appear to support legal medical cannabis, and a majority also support recreational use, according to a new survey.

the vote, conducted by Winthrop University, included interviews with 1,657 adults from South Carolina from March 25 to April 1. In addition to cannabis, the poll assigned preferential ratings to politicians and asked residents for their opinions on a number of other topics, including legal sports gambling, Christianity in America, and LGBTQ issues.

The survey found that 76% of adults in South Carolina support legal medical cannabis. The two major political parties generally agreed on this topic, with 80% of Democrats and 72% of Republicans in favor.

“Support for medical marijuana in South Carolina has grown steadily over the years, especially as other states have moved toward legalization without an apparent breakdown in society,” said Winthrop Huffmon Poll Director at one of the universities. New release.

The parties are divided a bit more when it comes to recreational cannabis, but a majority (56%) of the general population is in favor of legalizing it. Republicans are divided, 45-45%, while Democrats, 62%, support legalizing adult use. Public support increased by two percentage points compared to the Winthrop University 2022 survey.

Rep. Nancy Mays (R-SC), co-sponsor of a state reform law that pushed for federal legalization of cannabis at the recent convention, spoke about the findings on Twitter.

Interesting findings related to cannabis and same-sex marriage supported by the majority of people in South Carolina. Not as controversial as some might think. This tells me that our country loves freedom. “I wish they’d asked about women’s issues and gun violence — maybe next time.”

A missed opportunity for medical cannabis

South Carolina has not yet legalized medicinal or recreational weed, and the results come after a pivotal time for the state when it comes to cannabis. South Carolina’s Compassionate Care Act aims to legalize medical cannabis, but that He passed away last year at home. Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, reintroduced the bill this year, but it still awaits debate on the Senate floor, as it passed last year by a vote of 28-15.

Bill It would legalize medical cannabis for patients with specific qualifying conditions, but smoking would be banned, along with possession of botanical forms of cannabis. Medicinal products such as topicals, oils and vapors will be produced by controlled suppliers and patients will be limited to purchasing a two-week supply of cannabis at one time.

A vote to give the legislation priority in Senate debate, too to fail earlier in March. South Carolina veterans and advocates have pleaded with senators to debate the bill so it has a better chance of becoming law this year. WSPA mentioned On March 28th.

“South Carolina wants this. It should have been done years ago,” Marine veteran and founder of Carolina Dream CBD Cody Klarman said during a Statehouse news conference that week. If they want to continue the war on cannabis, that’s fine. But can we at least get the sick, the dying, and the sick off the battlefield?”

However, the bill needs to pass the Senate by March 30 to take effect this year. The legislation could still move forward in this session, though it would require overwhelming support in the legislature.

Most recently, the bill was introduced through the Senate Medical Affairs Committee in February.

In order to gain approval from conservative lawmakers, Davis acknowledged that the bill would create one of the strictest medical cannabis programs. While members of the House of Representatives debated the legislation last year, David said the bill is designed to ban recreational cannabis.

“I want people to look at a South Carolina law and say, ‘If you want a law that helps patients and empowers doctors but doesn’t get off the ramp into entertainment, that’s your bill.'” Tell housemates.

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