Letter: Time has come to legalize medical marijuana
by Submitted via Facebook | July 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Last Updated: July 16, 2017 at 7:50 pm
It is time for us to take a stand on the issue of medical marijuana.
I support the legalization of medical marijuana. I should not decide who can be helped by this plant and who can’t. It is just a matter of time before the federal government will rule in favor. The majority of the states have decided to do so. That does not mean South Carolina should do it because of other states doing it.
We should do it for a compassionate reason: Too many kids and adults can be helped. I have several friends and, in particular, my law enforcement friends who are against it. Some of these friends are in elected positions.
I understand their concerns, and I am respectful of what they think. We have never come close to winning the War on Drugs. At least we can control some of it this way. Maybe this will help with our heroin and opiate madness we are involved with nationwide. I agree this could open the door to legalizing it across the board, but at least we can try.
Clarendon County GOP