View Amendment Current Amendment: 4 to Bill 3101 Rep. RUTHERFORD proposes the following Amendment No. to H. 3101 (COUNCIL\NBD\3101C004.NBD.VR13):

Reference is to Printer's Date 4/10/13-H.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, by adding an appropriately numbered SECTION to read:

/      SECTION      __.      Title 44 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:


Medical Marijuana

     Section 44-72-10.      This chapter may be cited as the South Carolina Medical Marijuana Act.

     Section 44-72-20.      (A)      Notwithstanding another provision of state or federal law, it is lawful in this State to cultivate, purchase, sell, possess, prescribe, and use cannibas for purposes of the treatment of patients with terminal or debilitating medical conditions who, in a physician's opinion, would benefit from the use.
     (B)      The department shall draft regulations to implement the provisions of this section.

     Section 44-72-30.      The General Assembly declares that the federal 'Controlled Substances Act', is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States and violates its true meaning and intent as given by the Founders and Ratifiers, and is invalid in this State, is not recognized by this State, is specifically rejected by this State, and is null and void and of no effect in this State.

     Section 44-72-40.      A public officer or employee of the State who enforces or attempts to enforce an act, order, law, statute, rule, or regulation of the government of the United States in violation of this chapter is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, must be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

     Section 44-72-50.      An aggrieved party has a private right of action against a person violating a provision of this chapter and is entitled to the recovery of reasonable attorney fees incurred in prosecution of said action."      /

Renumber sections to conform.
Amend title to conform.