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SC lawmaker proposes legalizing medical marijuana use

(Columbia-AP) January 16, 2007 - A state senator says his first wife suffered a painful death and he thinks the state ought to legalize the use of medical marijuana.

Sen. Bill Mescher of Pinopolis says he's had the issue on his mind for about 20 years.

Mescher says his first wife passed away after suffering a long, agonizing bout with lung cancer.

The Lowcountry lawmaker says a physician has told him that marijuana might help with pain and chemotherapy nausea. South Carolina law does not allow it.

The South Carolina Medical Association has not taken a position on Mescher's bill.

Posted 6:38pm by Chantelle Janelle

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