Marijuana in the Midlands: The Conversation on Crime

Marijuana in the Midlands: The legal impact

COLUMBIA (WACH) - The recent legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington state have alot of people talking.

In this series, we're going to try to help discern fact from fiction, myth and mystery.

After seeing more and more states consider decriminization of cannabis use, South Carolina will eventually face the question of whether to legalize use for medicinal use as well as personal consumption. Some large questions have been put on the table, including the impact on our law enforcement and legal system. Would we see any increas or decrease in crime? How would we regulate driving laws? Will banks be able to take deposits with monies gained in a marijuana retail market? We may not have all the answers, but in the video above we at least start asking the right people. Sheriff James Metts of lexington, Todd Rutherford our state representative, Eric Sevigny from the Department of Criminal justice at USC, Dr. Prakash Nagarketti, the Research Director at USC and Wayne Borders from the local N.O.R.M.L. chapter in Columbia, and Bryan Fox from Palmetto Health Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center.

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