Should South Carolina legalize cannabis in 2019 — which is not the long shot you might think — patients must obtain a recommendation from a trusted doctor with whom they have an established relationship to purchase medical cannabis.
This is, of course, due to the reality that cannabis is a Schedule I drug per federal law and the very real fears of losing businesses, professional licenses and lawsuits.
As the good folks at HowStuffWorks.com point out:
… some state laws authorize doctors to prescribe marijuana for medical use, but since it remains illegal under federal law to prescribe the drug — and pharmacies can’t supply it — the laws are effectively void.
The requirement to obtain a doctor’s recommendation begs the question: Do you feel comfortable talking to your doctor about cannabis in any form (including cannabinoid (CBD) or hemp oil)?