CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — It’s not a new issue, but a Lowcountry advocacy group is getting aggressive Monday on medical marijuana.
Should medical marijuana be legal in SC? Group in support of it meeting at The Citadel today to teach how to effectively lobby lawmakers pic.twitter.com/HAtczUhX2l— Brodie Hart (@BrodieHart) April 17, 2017
The group, Compassionate Care South Carolina, will teach how to effectively lobby lawmakers in the hopes of pushing proposed medical marijuana legislation through the state legislature.
Local group in support of medical marijuana yo meet at Citadel to teach how to effectively lobby lawmakers to pass proposed legislation pic.twitter.com/tdlUmDC1XZ— Brodie Hart (@BrodieHart) April 17, 2017
Former U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles will join Senator Tom Davis and State Representative Peter McCoy at the training.
Also expected is West Columbia addiction specialist Dr. Stephen Merlin and a lobbyist for Compassionate South Carolina David Newsom, who has a seven-year-old child with a rare seizure disorder.
“There are a lot of patients in Charleston who would benefit from medical cannabis," Newsom said. "We want to help patients and their families communicate this to their elected officials. It's fitting that this army of advocates will be receiving training at one of the nation's premier military colleges."
The training will take place at Bond Hall at the Citadel at 6:30 p.m.
Should medical marijuana be legal in SC? Group in support to teach how to effectively lobby lawmakers at The Citadel today— Brodie Hart (@BrodieHart) April 17, 2017