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SC Compassionate Care Alliance to Present “A Case for Medical Cannabis.”

The South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance shares details about a medical cannabis conference being held at FMU

The South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance shares details about a medical cannabis conference being held at FMU

FLORENCE, S.C. (October 17 , 2018) – The South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance (SCCCA),  announced that the Francis Marion University (FMU) will host A Case for Medical Cannabis, Tuesday, October 23rd, in Florence.

The event will be at FMU’s Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences Auditorium, 200 W. Evans Street. It is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with light refreshments being served. The public is invited to attend.

“Medical cannabis is currently legal in 31 states plus the District of Columbia,” said Jill Swing, president and founder of the SCCCA. “There is growing support for a tightly regulated medical program here in South Carolina.”

The agenda will include insights from Florence Criminal Defense Attorney, Patrick J. McLaughlin, State Representative Terry Alexander (D-Florence) and Jill Swing, patient advocate and President and Founder of SC Compassionate Care Alliance.

In January of 2017, S.C. Sen. Tom Davis, (R-Beaufort) and S.C. Representative Peter McCoy, (R-Charleston) introduced the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act. It is as comprehensive medical cannabis bill to allow qualifying patients with debilitating medical conditions and a recommendation from their physician to use and safely access medical cannabis. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control would regulate and license cultivation centers, processing facilities, dispensaries, and independent testing laboratories.  

About S.C. Compassion Care Alliance

The South Carolina Compassionate Care Alliance is a grassroots advocacy organization made up of patients, parents with chronically-ill children, and others who support medical cannabis in South Carolina. Their mission is to provide education and advocacy for the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes. For more information, visit their website at or follow on social media @officialSCCA on Twitter or on Facebook.

Francis Marion University is not providing an opinion about the use of medical cannabis. The information and statements provided by the presenters are their own and are not necessarily representative of the viewpoints of Francis Marion University.

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