By Anthony Martinelli

According to new polling a strong majority of voters in South Carolina want cannabis to be legal for medical purposes.

According to the new Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy survey, 61% of South Carolina voters support making physician-approved medical cannabis use legal. Just 31% are opposed, with 8% undecided.

“The numbers in the poll are positive,” said Jill Swing, founder of SC Compassionate Care Alliance, which is advocating for medical cannabis legalization. Swing says she wants a bill passed that allows “safe, legal access to patients who do not want to break the law.”

Republican State Representative Jonathon Hill says that he’s “hopeful of passing something this year”. Hill says that marijuana could be a “far less addictive and dangerous” alternative to opioids.

“We are going to save lives [if medical marijuana becomes legal]”, Swing says.

For the survey Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy interviewed 625 registered South Carolina voters between December 6 and December 10. The poll has a margin of error of 4%

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