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2 Your Health medical marijuana bill proposed in House

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A measure to make medical marijuana accessible in South Carolina was introduced Thursday, Feb. 27 in the South Carolina House of Representatives.  The issue will come up in subcommittee Thursday, March 6 according to Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville.

Known as the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act", it would establish The Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Program at The Department of Health and Environmental Control to provide for patients eligible to participate, to provide who and under what circumstances medical cannabis can be administered to a patient. "We certainly want to make sure that patients in South Carolina do not have to leave our state in order to receive this promising treatment. 

MUSC is a world class medical facility and with this legislation they can treat thousands of South Carolinians who suffer from seizures," said the  Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Summerville, who co-sponsored the legislation with Representative Wendell Gilliard, D-Charleston.  

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have adopted laws that allow people with certain debilitating medical conditions to use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. At least 15 additional states will consider medical marijuana bills this year.

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