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Needless to say, the marijuana debate is taking a long time to pass across the entire United States, but, when you lay the cards on the table, you realize the little plant has a ton of ground to cover. From the alpine slopes of Alaska to the islands of Hawaii and to the far shores of Maine, the fragrant herb has circled around the United States and hasn’t even reached the halfway point yet. Only now, after the midterm election in 2018, the marijuana plant has gained favor in three more states (Missouri, Utah, and Michigan), but where does that leave the rest? According to officials in the South, this debate could still rage on for quite some time. While Florida and Oklahoma have made big moves, Georgia and Texas do not seem to be budging, and the same goes for the smaller of the Carolinas. Let’s take a closer look at some facts about cannabis laws in South Carolina.

Garden Splendor

Nestled between Georgia and North Carolina, small South Carolina is a beautiful little state that offers quite a unique perspective in U.S. history. In fact, it was the first state to secede from the Union (December 20, 1860) during the fiery beginnings of the Civil War and was the 8th to ratify the United States Constitution. Visitors who travel to the Palmetto State will enjoy exquisite, seemingly endless miles of beaches and some of the most beautiful gardens in the country. History buffs will also recognize South Carolina as the seat of the Cherokee and Catawba Native American tribes. Likewise, the state also offers some glimpses into for tourists and locals, who can walk the steps of plantation houses and explore the fields once occupied by slaves. History abounds in the beautiful Palmetto State.

Mixed Bag of Marijuana

Recently, Democratic primary voters showed overwhelming approval of medical marijuana legalization (by an 82% to 18% margin), which has placed further pressure on state officials to take action. At this time, South Carolina patients have access to high-CBD, low THC-hemp oil, which can only be distributed to the terminally ill or people suffering from epilepsy. Still, South Carolina did pass a bill in 2014 that allows people to grow cannabis sativa strains with a .03 THC concentration and cultivate hemp.

Always remember that marijuana does not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.