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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved a medical marijuana bill on Thursday, sending it to the full Senate for consideration. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, known as S 212 in the Senate, would allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with a recommendation from their doctors.

“There are thousands of South Carolinians who are suffering from serious illness and they’ve already waited far too long,” said Janel Ralph, executive director of Compassionate South Carolina, whose eight-year-old daughter has a rare seizure disorder. “A large majority of voters want to see a compassionate medical cannabis law pass and lawmakers should remain focused on this issue. It isn’t going away. We hope the Senate will take up the measure for a floor vote without further delay, so that patients may finally have relief,” said Ralph.  

Despite the progress made by the legislation in the Senate,

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