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The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
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Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the...Full Story >
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European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic...Full Story >
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A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night. Delta Flight 6093 left from LaGuardia Airport (LGA) around 9 a.m., according to Flight Aware. It was originally supposed to takeFull Story >
A flight headed for Dayton had to make an emergency landing Monday night.Full Story >
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
Medical marijuana was legalized in South Carolina in 1982.
Since then, there's been no way for the state to distribute it because the federal government says it's illegal.
Some lawmakers are making a push to allow some form of the drug to help those suffering with certain health problems.
For one Orangeburg man, he likes seeing progress, but says he needs medical marijuana, too.
Clint Jackson says medical marijuana might be his last hope.
"The suicide, the feeling like I can't escape the prison of my own mind," said Jackson.
Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder a year ago, he's tried nearly everything he can think of.
"I've tried 12 different medicines. None of them worked," explained Jackson.
He wants to be able to get marijuana legally, to try and make his life normal again.
"I can't even dream of what it is to be normal. Every night I suffer from nightmares," said Jackson.
Before PTSD he had dreams.
"I wanted to be a Sheriff. All that was taken from me, stolen from me, by this disorder," said Jackson.
Now, he barely remembers that person.
"I don't have a life. I barely leave my house," explained Jackson.
He's reached out to lawmakers, and to people in other states where medical marijuana is legal and used to treat PTSD.
"It's hard to have hope in anything anymore, when so many things and so many people have let you down.Things are starting to move in the right direction concerning medical marijuana. I've noticed that our legislation has taken up the cause and I hope that they do the right thing,' said Jackson.
He says he would move to a place where medical marijuana is legal, but says he can't afford to.
There are many people opposed to legalizing marijuana. Some of those people say legalizing marijuana could cause more problems.
Last week, South Carolina's Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved a bill that would allow children with severe epilepsy to legally use oil derived from marijuana.
The South Carolina Medical Association and State Law Enforcement Division raised concerns about the purity of oils not controlled by the FDA.
The federal government has approved a study of the effects of medical marijuana for PTSD patients.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >