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US (SC): Cannabis law reform group burns out, opts to stop rolling

South Carolina’s most liberal cannabis advocacy organization is dissolving after nearly a decade. South Carolina NORML — the local chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws — will be giving up its non-profit status this year, effectively ending NORML’s presence in the Palmetto State after seven years.

The decision comes after the organization lost half of its four-member board as well as its treasurer earlier this year, the group’s founder and director, Scott Weldon told the Post and Courier.

The result leaves Weldon unable and unwilling to continue the work of maintaining a small non-profit organization in a state that has proven unamenable to any form of cannabis reform. The state’s regulations on non-profit organizations proved to be the final blow, he said.

While the organization was up to date on its federal filings, Weldon neglected to file his paperwork with the state as the group was between treasurers, causing their non-profit status to expire. The state then hit them with a $2,000 fine after they continued to solicit donations after their non-profit status had expired.

Read more at postandcourier.com

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