Medical Marijuana Bill Unveiled in South Carolina Legislature

A bill expanding the use of medical marijuana has just been introduced in South Carolina, and on Tuesday supporters talked about why they are behind what's being called the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act.

In 2014, South Carolina lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill allowing cannabis oil for medical use, but lawmakers didn't realize interstate commerce laws wouldn't let people bring it into the state.  Use was very limited, and many turned to black market suppliers to find the product.  

Leslie Jurado, of Rock Hill, has found the 2014 law frustrating, to say the least. Her daughter, Isabel, 14, suffers from a rare genetic condition, called Sanfilippo syndrome, which strikes one in 70,000  people.  

Isabel or Izzy, once could walk and talk, but her nervous system is being destroyed.  She's had hundreds of seizures.

"It’s a completely helpless feeling," Jurado said.

She first noticed a seizure when Izzy was 4....

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