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Medical marijuana could be legal in SC if advancing proposal becomes law

COLUMBIA, SC (State) -- A House panel on Tuesday advanced a bill that seeks to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, over the objections of South Carolina’s top cop and other law enforcement representatives. The hearing, which was contentious at times, lasted for more than three hours, with the majority of speakers advocating for the legislation. More than a dozen speakers addressed the panel. The bill calls for allowing those with debilitating or chronic diseases to buy up to two ounces of marijuana from a licensed dispensary if physicians certify in writing that their patients could benefit from the medical use of marijuana.

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