Pubdate: Tue, 24 May 2011 Source: Free Times (SC) Copyright: 2011sPortico Publications, Ltd. Contact: http://www.free-times.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/2399 Author: Welby Deleon CANNABIS CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED! My letter for today is to inform the great citizens of South Carolina about the benefits of medical marijuana. Many of you know that medical marijuana, also known as cannabis, has been helping people in states that have passed laws to allow it. What many of you don't know is that South Carolina has had a similar act on the books for over 30 years. It's called the South Carolina Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act. Approved in February 1980, it makes marijuana available to cancer chemotherapy patients, radiology and glaucoma patients under certain conditions for the purpose of alleviating the patient's pain and discomfort. This bill was signed by Gov. Dick Riley on Feb. 28, 1980. Please help us end the reefer madness in South Carolina. Palmetto Pride For Hemp Law Reform has a petition at www.petitiononline.com/hemp4eva/petition.html Cannabis hurts no one, but cannabis prohibition does. Thank you for your time and for allowing the truth to be heard. Welby Deleon Goose Creek, S.C. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.