This week, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson held a press conference. It has been widely reported that he stated that marijuana is the “most dangerous drug” in the United States.

Now he’s rolling back his statement, via Twitter, after taking quite a bit of heat from activists and the media.

For example, check out this piece from our publishing partner The Charleston City Paper: 16 terms for smoking pot the S.C. attorney general used to scare you about medical marijuana.

You can watch the entire press confrenece yourself, via WIS News 10, here.

We’ve got more reporting in the works on this topic, so stay tuned.

[Image: S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson via WikiCommons]