South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill to the Statehouse
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South Carolina Lawmakers Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill to the Statehouse

The “Compassionate Care Act” would allow doctors to legally prescribe medical marijuana for some chronic conditions.

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January 16, 2019

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Lawmakers met to discuss medical marijuana in the Palmetto State on Tuesday.

The “Compassionate Care Act” would allow doctors to legally prescribe medical marijuana for some chronic conditions. Sen. Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) and Rep. Peter McCoy (R-Charleston) spoke about their medical marijuana bills at a press conference after it was introduced on the State Senate floor.

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Sen. Davis said this is the most socially conservative medical marijuana bill in the country. He doesn’t want it to lay the foundation for recreation use in the state. “Each step of the process-–from the growing to the processing to the dispensing--is monitored in real time constantly by DHEC and SLED,” Sen. Davis said.

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