SC Democrats will ask voters' opinions on medical marijuana

via WBTW

South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party's June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana. He made the announcement at a news conference to push a bill he's sponsoring that would do that.

Technically, medical marijuana has been legal in South Carolina since 1980, but the law directed the state Department of Health and Environmental Control to obtain and distribute the marijuana without the money or a plan for doing that, so the law's been ignored, Rutherford says.

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