SC medical marijuana panel to meet

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A joint legislative panel looking at the medical uses of marijuana in South Carolina is holding a public meeting in Charleston.

The meeting at the Medical University of South Carolina on Thursday is the first of three the panel is holding around the state to gather information on medical uses of the illegal substance.

Lawmakers this year approved a bill allowing patients with severe epilepsy to be treated with oil derived from marijuana with a doctor’s approval.

The study committee is gathering information that members say will help lawmakers refine the state’s marijuana and hemp laws.

The panel is planning two meetings around the state, in Greenville next month and in Florence in December.

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