South Carolina


East Coast to Celebrate Marijuana by Passing a Joint through 13 States

From Maine to Miami, supporters of the cannabis movement are going to pass a torch symbolically shaped as a joint to garner support and show a united front in the fight to legalize marijuana.

It’s organized by the East Coast Cannabis Coalition (ECCC) and the so-called Unity Cypher begins its journey in Portland, Maine on April 14th, making  stops in NH, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, ME, DC, VA, NC, SC, GA, and FL. Along the way, organizers promise an appearance (and great photo op) at the United National General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in New York City on April 19 and the National Cannabis Festival in Washington D.C. on April 23.


Robert Reich: “Baloney” that Hillary Clinton is Nominee After Super Tuesday

Robert Reich Bill Clinton’s Labor Secretary made political waves by endorsing Bernie Sanders last week, despite deep ties with the Clinton family, which even includes a date with the future Democratic front-runner during college.


Rubio doesn’t believe there are any legitimate uses for marijuana

residential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R- FL) came out strongly against the legalization of recreational marijuana at a campaign rally in South Carolina Thursday, and expressed skepticism about the medical usefulness of the plant when asked what he would do about drug use in the United States.

“And I say, well, because this country already pays a terrible price for the abuse of alcohol,” Mr. Rubio said at a campaign event in South Carolina. “We’re not going to outlaw alcohol. We’re not going to ban it. It’s part of our culture. It’s ingrained in our society — that’s not a realistic proposal.


Campaigning for cannabis

Richmond County’s leading advocate for medical cannabis is taking his fight to the campaign trail.

Perry Parks — along with his cousin, Darrell Davis, who is a disabled veteran —plans to attend the Donald Trump rally in Florence, South Carolina tonight, in uniform, to ask the candidate what he plans to do to make cannabis available to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.

“I want to see if he is aware of the disparity in treatment for the veterans,” Parks said Thursday evening. “Half the soldiers can be treated with cannabis, the other half can be arrested for it.”


Money woes? Legalize hemp and cannabis


So Columbia needs $100 million for the Columbia canal, broken in the October storm. More than likely we will go to Washington seeking relief instead of divorcing ourselves from archaic laws that stifle revenue within our own state.

Laws against hemp and cannabis need to be stricken from statutes quickly. To date, four states (Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska) have removed those laws, and their citizens are reaping tremendous benefit, including a decrease in both crime and arrest rates. Another major benefit those states have seen is a massive bump in tax and fee revenues from cannabis businesses.


Marijuana Legalization South Carolina: Could State Legalize Medical Pot?

South Carolina could be among the next states to legalize medical marijuana in the coming year after a state Senate subcommittee passed an initial bill on Sept. 24 allowing qualified patients to possess limited amounts of the drug.


SC Medical marijuana bills poised for debate in House and Senate


Proponents for medical marijuana believe it could soon be legal in South Carolina. Bills introduced in the State House of Representatives and the State Senate last session are currently in subcommittee and are up for discussion next session. 

An Upstate woman is pushing hard for the legislation to pass which would legalize the entirety of the marijuana plant, not just the cannibidiol oil, which was legalized last year. 

Emily McSherry suffers from a genetic blood disorder which causes her seizures. She said she tried several prescription medicines to control the seizures, but side effects included depression and suicidal thoughts. She said those severely disrupted her ability to parent and function properly. 


Hillary Clinton Call for Lowering Federal Restrictions on Marijuana

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton responds to a question from Roland Martin, host of TV One's News One Now, during a town hall meeting at Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed reclassifying marijuana to allow research into medical use of the drug, according to NewsOne.

Clinton noted that several states have legalized marijuana, and she would like to see how it works there before taking that step at the federal level.


Hemp, the sober cannabis cousin to marijuana, is making waves in SC

Walk along the aisles of Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, Earth Fare or health food and supplement specialty stores and you’ll see hemp seeds, hemp protein powder, hemp milk and hemp oil.

Hemp versus marijuana

Both hemp and marijuana come from the same plant cannabis sativa, but the difference between the two basically lies in its level of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, which in higher concentrations produces a euphoria or high.


Expert: Marijuana 'wax' more addictive and dangerous


A dangerous form of marijuana is growing in popularity. 

"Wax" or "dabs" is a highly concentrated form of marijuana, and experts warn making it could be as dangerous as making methamphetamine. 

Cooked with butane, the marijuana forms a wax-like substance and can be smoked. The drug has a much more concentrated amount of THC - the element of marijuana that produces a high - as much as 40 percent more than a regular marijuana joint. 

"If you bought really quality marijuana you're probably getting 15 percent THC," said Carol Reeves with Greenville Family Partnership, a local drug prevention organization. "With wax you can get as much as a 60 percent concentration."


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