Unofficial Results: Democrat ticket questions

by | June 12, 2018 9:52 pm

With 26 of 26 precincts reporting, voters overwhelmingly supported both questions on the ballot.

Question One: Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?

Yes = 2,534  to No = 1,190

Question Two: Do you support passing a state law requiring the governor of South Carolina to accept all federal revenues offered to support Medicaid and Medicaid expansion efforts in the state?

Yes = 2,994 to No = 645

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  1. Comment by So now what?

    June 14, 2018 at 10:29

    Since both things passed, now what? Do we have to wait until 2020 for it to be on the big ticket, or will both become laws sooner?

  2. Comment by Moye Graham

    June 14, 2018 at 11:41

    Most of the Law Enforcement in SC does not want the Marijuana Question on the Ballot and do not want it to become Law. This will not make the Ballot this November for one reason our Legislators are only going back this year for the Budget mainly also to vote on Vetos and most will be in an Election battle and will not touch this at this time. The only reason this showed up on the Democrat Primary Ballot was to draw Voters to the Polls for the Democrat Primary. They knew it was controversial and would attract new Voters and was a smart move. I doubt if you will see very much movement until 2019 and maybe on the Ballot in 2020 if our Representatives in Columbia will take it up. If you want Medical Marijuana you best keep the pressure up on your local Representative and Senator. Being a Republican I am probably in the minority in Clarendon that wants to see the legalization of it. We are at least two years away but probably four at the earliest. In the meantime there are going to be a lot of folks including kids that could use this terribly in their treatment of several medical issues. Most of the Sheriffs in SC will tell you that this will lead to the legalization of Marijuana and other drugs for recreation purposes. I am sure this is a possibility if not controlled with the proper rules and laws. I still think it is worth a chance to help those in need from Chronic and Terminal illness. I have seen the effects of what treatment with this drug can do to help people. Most people do not understand that the medical use of this can be made without the effects of getting a high. Don’t hold your breath until you can walk in and buy edibles and other forms of Marijuana in SC.

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