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Supporters Rally for Medical Marijuana in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Supporters of medical marijuana in South Carolina rallied at the Statehouse Wednesday, telling their stories of how they've already been helped by the plant and its extracts. A bill now in the House and a similar one in the Senate would make medical marijuana legal in the state for a number of conditions, including cancer, glaucoma, seizures, autism, and post traumatic stress disorder.

April Pace came to the rally from Greenville with her 18-year-old daughter Dixie, who has epilepsy. "She's been having uncontrolled seizures for 12 years, and almost 13 now, and each year they just progressively get worse,” April says of Dixie, who had up to 50 seizures a day. At the start of this year, though, she started taking CBD oil, an extract from the marijuana plant that has none of its mind-altering chemical. Lawmakers passed a law last...

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