South Carolina Voters Support Medical Marijuana Question On Democratic Ballot
Democratic primary voters in South Carolina have overwhelmingly voted in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes.
The question on the Democratic Primary ballot read "Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?"
South Carolina voters who weighed in on that supported the measure by a wide margin of 82% to 18%.
Will such support add pressure to lawmakers to eventually legalize the use under the guidance or recommendations of medical persons without fear of prosecution? Only time will tell.
Another recent poll in South Carolina indicated that people supported medical use at a ratio of nearly 2 to 1.
As our recently published HEAT MAP indicates, the Southeast is sparse when it comes to the legalization of any form of legalized marijuana (as indicated by the availability of dispensaries).
By contrast South Carolina is a decidedly RED state, supporting Donald Trump in the 2016 Election.
Conventional wisdom is that once a socially controversial subject can be supported by politicians without fear of losing your job, we have reached the tipping point.
Election results like this certainly seem positive for the eventual legalization even in more traditionally conservative areas of the nation such as South Carolina.