In South Carolina, marijuana is permitted for medicinal purposes, as long as its purchased from the state's Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).
However, because selling marijuana is illegal under federal law, the DHEC won't sell it.
Well, that logic sounds about right these days. Unfortunately, this is no laughing matter for Frank Peters, a 66-year-old man who's been growing marijuana to help his wife combat the effects of fibromyalgia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Although Peters has stated he believes it's his moral obligation to make his wife as comfortable as possible, this devoted husband was recently charged with marijuana trafficking after law enforcement removed his marijuana plants from his home. This charge, by the way, carries with it a possible ten years in jail.
What a country!
Big Ag feeds from the corporate welfare trough in order to grow massive amounts of corn to be used as ethanol – which is one of the greatest taxpayer-funded scams in the history of the United States, yet a man growing a small crop of marijuana in order to care for his wife is the criminal.