South Carolina’s Democrats vote in favor of legalizing medical marijuana

On Tuesday, Democratic primary voters in South Carolina gave a majority “Yes” to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

However, Republicans backed registration by political party, The Post and Courier reported. The news outlet said neither has a chance of becoming law unless the Statehouse acts down the road.

The non-binding advisory ballot measure was “sailing to passage Tuesday night by an 81% to 19% margin, with more than 93% of precincts reporting,” Forbes reported.

It reads: “Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?”

The Democrats also backed passing a state law requiring the governor to accept all federal revenues offered to support Medicaid and Medicaid expansion efforts in the state.

There are 29 U.S. states which allow medical marijuana and nine others where recreational use is legal.