A state Senate committee recently voted against a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana use.
The bill’s sponsor, Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, said it would have legalized the strict medical use of cannabis.
Sen. Davis said he will take to the Senate floor until doctors can decide what is best for their patients. “I am going to talk to this body on a personal point of interest on each legislative day, beginning today, until a bill is passed that allows a doctor instead of 170 politicians to decide what medicine that their patients need,” Davis said on the Senate floor Tuesday.
“I feel that I have not pushed back hard enough against scare tactics used,” Davis said.
Davis said he two states that allow recreational marijuana use, Washington and Colorado, did so by ballot initiatives, which is not the case in South Carolina and his bill is strictly for medical purposes. “That was done by statewide ballots, that’s not a concern,” said Davis.