Kirk Brown, Anderson Independent Mail Published 12:28 p.m. ET March 21, 2018 | Updated 5:15 p.m. ET March 21, 2018
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State Rep. Jonathon Hill has accused leaders in the state House of Representatives of blocking a key vote on a bill that would legalize medical marijuana as a state Senate subcommittee has advanced its own amended bill to allow its use.
Hill, a Republican from Townville, said that House Speaker Jay Lucas intentionally dragged out floor proceedings Tuesday and then a committee chairman canceled a meeting to prevent a vote on the medical marijuana measure. Hill is one of the bill’s co-sponsors.
“There is no reason for that except to dodge this issue,” Hill said in a Facebook post.
He also said Lucas and House Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee Chairman Leon Howard “think that they know better than doctors and patients — and it shows just how how out of touch they are with the people of South Carolina.”
In a video accompanying his Facebook post, Hill said, “Folks this is utterly