Senator Tom David (R) re-introduced the S.C. Compassionate Care Act in January 2023. The proposal comes after the bill failed in 2022 following conerns over procedural problems. The original bill had passed the Senate but stalled in the House. The new bill has updated tax-related language aiming to appease prior concerns.
The Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved the bill and it will now move to the Senate.
If approved, the bill would allow approved patients to purchase medical-use cannabis at approved dispensaries. The legislation states, among other things, that doctors will be able to specify the amount of cannabis that a patient could purchase within a 14-day window.
There is no notable activity at this time.
Though the proposed medical marijuana bill is highly restrictive, The Palmetto State will ultimately be an attractive market with a population of over 5MM people and the pressure from neighboring states will less restrictions.