SLC Regional Resource | March 2014

A Special Condition: Medical Marijuana in SLC States

Lauren Greer

Gaining traction in a number of state legislatures of The Council of State Governments (CSG), Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) member states, is the legalization of marijuana for medical use. Despite the prevalence of marijuana-related legislation being filed across the Southern states, only a few bills are expected to make their way through the legislative process to achieve enactment. However, as the topic moves further from theoretical and closer to reality, there are some common trends emerging in legislation across the SLC region. This Regional Resource reviews the similarities among these 12 legislative proposals and two ballot proposals.