Medical marijuana could become legal in SC, but you won’t be allowed to smoke it

South Carolina lawmakers will get their first look next week at a proposed bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use when state Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, files the S.C. Compassionate Care Act on Tuesday.

State Rep. Peter McCoy, R-Charleston, is filing the same bill in the S.C. House. He is chairman of the House Judicial Committee

The two will host a press conference Tuesday.

The proposed law would be one of the most restrictive in the country, requiring the approval of a medical doctor and two doctors for young adults aged 18 to 23.

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