Joe Cunningham Releases Statement on Death of Medical Marijuana Bill
Today, former Congressman and Democratic candidate for governor Joe Cunningham released the following statement regarding the legislature’s decision to table the medical marijuana bill, effectively killing it for this session:
“Governor McMaster and his allies in the legislature could screw up a two-car parade. This is an historic failure of leadership by this governor and legislators to pass a watered-down version of the most conservative medical marijuana bill in the entire country. If Henry McMaster wanted this bill to pass, it would have passed a long time ago. But the reality is he doesn't support this bill and he never did.
For far too long our state and nation have been held back by geriatric politicians who are incapable of seeing beyond their outdated worldview and doing what is in the best interests of the people they represent. Henry McMaster had the opportunity to move our state into the future but he chose to keep us stuck in the past. Just because the governor still lives in the dark ages, doesn't mean South Carolina has to.
To our military heroes, patients suffering from chronic, debilitating, or terminal illnesses, and the overwhelming majority of South Carolinians who support medical marijuana, you deserve a hell of a lot better than this. Your governor failed you today. And he will continue failing you as long as he is in power. Vote him out.”