fbpx South Carolina Attorney General calls medical cannabis “the most dangerous drug in the world”

South Carolina Attorney General calls medical cannabis “the most dangerous drug in the world”

Twitter icon

South Carolina is working on a bill to legalize medical cannabis, but despite bipartisan support, SC Attorney General Alan Wilson does not approve.

In a speech to a group of Physicians in the Statehouse lobby, Wilson referred to cannabis as “the most dangerous drug in America,” accusing it of causing car accidents, drug addiction and overdose deaths. Wilson was joined by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel in announcing his opposition to the legalization effort.

“Never have I seen a piece of legislation that has the potential to change South Carolina in a negative way as this legislation does,” added Keel. Also present were members of the SC Medical Association, an SC sheriff’s association and some legislators.

I have enormous respect for @senatortomdavis and I know his passion for service is what drives his advocacy on tough issues. While I stand with law enforcement and physicians on this issue, he knows my door is always open for constructive discussion and debate. https://t.co/RxbMcBWBzs

— Alan Wilson (@AGAlanWilson) January 25, 2019

“They use words like stoned, high, wasted, baked, fried, cooked, chonged, cheeched, dope-faced, blazed, blitzed, blunted, blasted, danked, stupid, wrecked—and that’s only half the words they use,” Wilson told the Post and Courier of words supposedly used to describe cannabis intoxication. “Are these consistent with something that describes a medicine?”

The Compassionate Care Act would legalize regulated cultivation, purchase, consumption and transportation of medical cannabis. The SC state health department will supervise the medical cannabis initiative.

Physicians would be permitted to prescribe cannabis to patients after and exam and diagnosis of a qualifying illness. Patients with a licence would be allowed up to two ounces ounces of cannabis or equivalent cannabis products (like oils, tinctures, edibles, etc) on a biweekly basis.

Wilson also took issue with the proposed quantity. “One ounce of marijuana can produce up to 60 joints. Two ounces, if we do our math, is 120 joints every 14 days,” he said. “That’s 240 joints a month. That’s an average of eight joints a day.” He added, “We are all standing and speaking with one voice, that we need to oppose this legislation.”

More than 30 states in the U.S. have already legalised medical cannabis.

e-mail icon Facebook icon Twitter icon LinkedIn icon Reddit icon
Rate this article: 
Article category: 
Regional Marijuana News: