SOUTH CAROLINA -- South Carolina is introducing a bill called the Compassionate Care Act, which would allow doctors to legally prescribe medical marijuana to alleviate chronic conditions.

One Charlotte based CBD Dispensary CEO says legalizing marijuana for medical use is the safer alternative to other prescription drugs. She is confident the bill will pass.

"I absolutely think it's going to pass in SC, just as it has in 28 other states," said Ellen Tacher, CEO of Prime Sunshine CBD. 

The bill would make it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients to help alleviate many symptoms of chronic conditions like anxiety  and diabetes.