Policy Recommendations South Carolina

2019-2020 Improvements and Recommendations for South Carolina

South Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation in 2019 for 2020 consideration that would have authorized the creation of a comprehensive medical cannabis access system, however the legislation was tabled for 2020 and not considered as legislators concentrated on COVID emergency response measures. As Palmetto State legislators prepare for 2021 ASA encourages a return to consideration of a comprehensive medical access program to serve state patients. When adopting such a program, the state should include a system for in-state production and distribution, as well as civil discrimination protections for patients. The state should also seek to expand the list of qualifying conditions and develop strict product safety standards.