The 2021 legislative session in South Carolina ended last week—but the sponsor of a bill to legalize medical marijuana says he’s received assurances from a top Senate leader that his measure will be taken up as the first order of business at the beginning of next year. Sen. Tom Davis (R), who filed the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act late last year, said that he “had hoped it would be debated and voted on before we adjourned in May” after clearing the Senate Medical Affairs Committee in March. But that didn’t pan out after one senator placed a hold on the legislation. While it’s a disappointment that another year has gone by without medical cannabis being enacted, Davis went on to tell FITSNews that he’s received a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey (R) that the proposal will be taken up in 2022 “for special order debate as to the first order of business” and then lawmakers will “give the bill an up-or-down vote.” 

Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment, 05/19/2021 08:28:00

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