Senator says medical marijuana in SC would be regulated from ‘seed to sale’

COLUMBIA — State lawmakers began their first highly anticipated review of a bill legalizing medical marijuana in South Carolina on Wednesday, seeking to tighten regulations and temper concerns it will lead to people using the drug recreationally.  

Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, led a Senate subcommittee as it sought to quell opposition from religious groups, law enforcement and South Carolina’s largest medical association.

The panel didn’t take a vote on the measure, but it offered an introduction into how the bill might be altered moving forward. 

The meeting marked the first time the bill was officially debated in the Statehouse this year though it has more at


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