A South Carolina Senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The Compassionate Care Act, sponsored by Sen. Tom Davis (R), would allow patients with qualifying conditions to possess and purchase up to two ounces of cannabis every two weeks. Members of the Senate Medical Affairs Committee passed the bill in a 9-5 vote For the initial rollout, regulators would approve 15 licenses for vertically integrated marijuana businesses that would control production, distribution, and sales. More than 100 dispensaries would be licensed to operate under the bill. The Senate version of the legislation would ban smokable marijuana products, while a separate House bill that’s pending would give patients that option. Home cultivation would be prohibited under both versions.

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 03/31/2021 11:36:00

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