A South Carolina senator says a bill aiming to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana will not move forward until lawmakers address concerns of stakeholders.
Members of the Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee met Wednesday to discuss proposed legislation which would allow cannabis use for terminal, debilitating medical conditions such as cancer or chronic diseases that could be treated with opioids. It would allow patients to purchase up to 2 ounces (57 grams) of marijuana or its equivalent every two weeks, if prescribed by a doctor.
Lawmakers plan to amend the bill and hold it in committee until they have several more meetings to hear testimony from supporters of the bill and the medical community. They also want to hear from law enforcement officials who are hesitant to support legislation allowing marijuana for any use.
Subcommittee chairman Tom Davis of Beaufort said he…