Thursday, January 24, 2019

South Carolina Attorney General Violates State Rules of Professional Conduct With False Cannabis Statement


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Columbia, SC - On January 23rd 2019 at the state capital building, the SC Attorney General Alan Wilson publicly stated that, “marijuana is the most dangerous drug in America.” As reported by the Charleston City Paper, the AG was joined by a group of people in lab coats and the state's top cops stood at a the press conference in the Statehouse and rattled off a bunch of words nobody's ever used to talk about when using medical cannabis in an attempt to scare the other politicians in the building into voting against bipartisan legislation that would legalize medical cannabis.

What is truly most dangerous for the people of South Carolina are those people in State Government, like AG Wilson, who lie about the scientific and medical facts about cannabis for therapeutic uses.

Here are those 16 terms, many of them literally laughable, so just take a seat.
They use words like “stoned, high, wasted, baked, fried, cooked, chonged, cheeched, dope-faced, blazed, blitzed, blunted, blasted, danked, stupid, wrecked,” and that’s only half the words they used.


That statement made by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is in direct violation of the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers. Those rules of professional conduct clearly state a lawyer in SC cannot knowling present false evidence, just as AG Wilson has done in that false statement.

Then there is the SC Medical Association, who in 2019, is not even on the same page as the American Medical Association was in 1937; "The American Medical Association has no objection to any reasonable regulation of the medicinal use of cannabis and its preparations and derivatives. It does pretest, however, against being called upon to pay a special tax, to use special order forms in order to procure the drug, to keep special records concerning its professional use and to make special returns to the Treasury Department officials, as a condition precedent to the use of cannabis in the practice of medicine." - Wm. C. Woodward, Legislative Counsel - 11:37 AM Monday, July 12, 1937

The false statement made by South Carolina AG Alan Wilson is further in direct conflict with a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released Dec. 2018 which list the most Dangerous Drugs in America and they are all legal and come in prescription form. According to the CDC, the top 10 most dangerous drugs in american are drugs that belonged to three drug classes:
• Opioids: fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, methadone,
morphine, and oxycodone
• Benzodiazepines: alprazolam and diazepam
• Stimulants: cocaine and methamphetamine

The drugs that ranked 11–15 varied from year to year and included such drugs as diphenhydramine, citalopram, acetaminophen, carisoprodol, tramadol, oxymorphone, amitriptyline, clonazepam, gabapentin, and amphetamine.



It is also a fact and well known in the medical professional community that, states with comprehensive medical cannabis programs reduce the use of the drugs that are truly the most dangerous in America listed in the December 2018 CDC Report.

Medical Cannabis has enabled many Advancements in Science, that clearly shows the statement made by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is a lie and a pathetic one at that.


That false statement made by SC Attorney General Wilson even contradicts the Nov. 2018 report the DEA released called, "2018 National Drug Threat Assessment". And well surprise surprise cannabis is not mentioned at all saying: 
"Controlled prescription drugs remain responsible for the largest number of overdose deaths of any illicit drug class since 2001. These drugs are the second most commonly abused substance. Traffickers are now disguising other opioids as controlled prescription drugs to gain access to this market."

South Carolina Attorney General Wilson should take field trip with his friends in white lab coats and schedule a visit with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, it’s just a short flight from South Carolina to Washington D.C. There at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, AG Wilson will find US Patent 6630507: Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants.


The U.S. Patent Office issued Patent 6630507 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services filed on 2/2/2001. U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507 covers the potential use of non-psychoactive cannabinoids — chemical compounds found within the plant species cannabis sativa — to protect the brain from damage or degeneration caused by certain diseases, such as cirrhosis. U.S. Patent No. 6,630,507 was granted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2003.

Since one part of the government applied for the patent of medical cannabis, and another part of the government approved that patent, it's only logical to conclude that the federal government knows that cannabis does indeed have valid medical properties.

What have other Attorney General’s said about cannabis; former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in the interview released as part of Frontline’s “Chasing Heroin” documentary said,
“I certainly think it ought to be rescheduled. You know, we treat marijuana in the same way that we treat heroin now, and that clearly is not appropriate. So at a minimum, I think Congress needs to do that. Then I think we need to look at what happens in Colorado and what happens in Washington”.

What are the duties and responsibilities of the state attorney general?
Attorney general duties include providing consumer protections from fraud, scams and dangerous products, people and situations, and protection of the state's resources.

And it is very hard to do all those things, especially protections from fraud, when a State Attorney General establishes himself as dishonest and lacking in any integrity, as the SC Attorney General has done in making that false statement and violating the South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers.

Online Contact Form for submitting complaints to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office about the SC AG.
Office Phone: 1-803-734-3970
Mailing Address:
The Honorable Alan Wilson
P.O. Box 11549
Columbia, S.C. 29211

Office Location:
Rembert Dennis Building
1000 Assembly Street, Room 519
Columbia, S.C. 29201

SOUTH CAROLINA State Ethics Commission
https://ethics.sc.gov/about-us

South Carolinians deserve safe and legal access to medical cannabis!


In the face of the opioid epidemic, we have one simple option that is making sense for over half of the states in our union.

Let’s add South Carolina to the ever growing list of states that successfully address the opioid epidemic in a safe and responsible manner. Let’s also allow medical access for the spectrum of disorders that medical cannabis is demonstrated to treat.

Ask your lawmakers to support the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S 212/ H 3521)!

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5 comments:

  1. These people are truly ridiculous and should have no spot in office. Look at how easy it is to hold an entire conference to lie to the public!!

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  2. AG Wilson should be ashamed of himself for the lies he put forth concerning medical cannabis. His lack of concern for the tens of thousands of SC residents that would benefit from access to Medical cannabis just goes to show how out of touch these officials are. Not to mention the tax revenue the state would have access to, so the states roads can be repaired, the schools can be upgraded, class sizes shrunk,and teachers pay increased. Thousands of jobs created to help reduce the states unemployment level. So many benefits and yet this small minded attorney general lies to sc residents making wild and undounded claims. He should be removed for office and disbarred.

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  3. This fellow must be deep in the pharmaceutical payroll. This turd is a paid stooge. The real estate meltdown in 07-08 happened because all the state attorney generals in all states turned a blind eye to the banks crimes. And let the banks heist a trillion dollars in real estate wiping out the middle class and throwing millions into the streets. attorney general is a term meaning biggest crook in that state

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  4. I live in this pathetic state and I say that being born and raised here, left for awhile joined the Army and came back after I was medically retired. It’s sickening how someone in that position can use “scare tactics” and spew such ignorance and on top of that he was voted into office! There has got to be some more digging to get this idiot out of a LEADERSHIP position and do the right thing for those who will truly benefit from proven scientific FACTS!
    He tweeted a rebuttal from SC Attorney General you won’t believe what he tweeted and he is taking money from at least three pharmaceutical companies and I’m sure there’s way more lol thanks for your great article and please continue to share this moron and educate the masses with TRUTH!

    SGT(RET) Sam Fogle 43 y/o permanently and totally disabled Army Veteran

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  5. Over 40,000 studies on Cannabis have been done over generations.
    But, due to pure US government propaganda here in the US for many years, most were done to only find negative effects, not to find new medical cures! If you or a loved one now has any cancer, I will encourage you to research "Rick Simpson Oil" (RSO) on YouTube to learn how others have survived for years after being told by doctors they only have months left to live.

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