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Pubdate: Thu, 05 Apr 2018
Source: State, The (SC)
Copyright: 2018 The State
Contact:  http://www.thestate.com/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/426
Author: Jeff Wilkinson

EX-US ATTORNEY CALLS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA REFERENDUM

Former U.S. attorney for South Carolina Bill Nettles is calling for a
public referendum on medical marijuana.

Nettles heads Palmetto Medical Cannabis LLC, a group advocating for
the legalization of medical cannabis in South Carolina.

"I think it is important that our state Democratic and Republican
parties allow primary voters to be heard on the important issue of
legalization of medical marijuana for seriously ill patients in our
state," he said.

Nettles cited polling data showing 78 percent of South Carolinians
support the legalized use of marijuana.

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, and state Sen.
Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, passed a key committee last week. However,
it's likely too late for the bill to pass this legislative session.

A House bill is still stuck in committee.

However, advocates say that support for medical marijuana is building,
particularly as an alternative to dangerous and addictive opioid pain
killers.
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