RECOMMENDING CANNABIS IN SOUTH CAROLINA
To recommend experimental CBD oil in South Carolina, you must be a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine licensed by the state Board of Medical Examiners. You must practice in an academic medical center in this state and treat patients with severe forms of epilepsy. You must also be serving as either lead or sub lead investigator working on a clinical research study to treat severe forms of epilepsy. Physicians complying with Julian's Law are not subject to arrest, prosecution, civil penalty or administrative sanction, including disciplinary action by professional licensing boards. Nothing prohibits physicians from applying for an Investigational New Drug Permit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Medical professionals have a legal right to recommend cannabis as a treatment in any state, as protected by the First Amendment. Established by a 2004 United States Supreme Court decision to uphold earlier federal court rulings that found doctors and their patients have a fundamental Constitutional right to freely discuss treatment options.
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