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Medical Professionals to Call for the Passage of Medical Cannabis Legislation

Virtual press conference to be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET


Columbia, SC - January 15, 2021 ( Newswire) South Carolina medical professionals will join together on Tuesday for a press conference to call on the legislature to enact a comprehensive medical cannabis program in 2021.

The press conference is being held as momentum to pass a medical cannabis law grows within the legislature. Last month, Sen. Tom Davis (R) and Rep. Bill Herbkersman (R) pre-filed bills that would create a comprehensive medical cannabis program in the state. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S. 150/ H. 3361) would allow patients with debilitating medical conditions and a doctor’s certification to access medical cannabis from regulated facilities.

Thirty-six states across the country have comprehensive medical cannabis programs, including several Southern states, such as Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Virginia. Seventy-three percent of Americans now live in states that allow the medicinal use of cannabis.

What: Medical professionals will call for the passage of S. 150 and H. 3361.

When: Tuesday, January 19, 10 a.m.

Where: Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 9480 2639

Passcode: 909075

Who: Rep. Bill Herbkersman

Dr. Jamelah Lemon, president of the S.C. Podiatric Medical Association

Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti, University of South Carolina's Vice President for Research

Dr. Stephen Cutler, Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of South Carolina

Dr. Monnie Singleton, MD, Orangeburg

Pharmacist Daniel Bundrick, Surfside Beach

The South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance is a statewide coalition of patients, families, and advocates working to establish a comprehensive medical cannabis program in South Carolina. For more information, visit

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