South Carolina Compassionate Care Act

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The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S.150 / H.3361) is a 2022 bill in the South Carolina legislature to allow medical cannabis.


The bill was prefiled December 9, 2020. Primary sponsors were Rep. Bill Herbkersman and Sen. Tom Davis, both Republicans. It was advanced by the Senate Medical Affairs Committee in March 2021, but failed to receive a vote in that year's session, and was scheduled by the Senate majority leader to be the first item debated in 2022.[1][2] Senate floor debate began on January 26, 2022 – the first time cannabis legalization of any kind had been debated in South Carolina.[3][4][5] As of February 9, 2022, the bill had survived seven days of debate and a vote to gut the bill.[6] It received a 28–15 vote for a second reading in the senate on February 9,[7] and final passage by the senate on February 10.[8]

It was reintroduced as Senate Bill 0423 in January, 2024.[9]

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  1. ^ Jason Raven (March 31, 2021). "State lawmakers moving forward with bill that would legalize medical marijuana in SC". WBTW.
  2. ^ "Cannabis Client Alert - Week of May 24, 2021".
  3. ^ H.3361 bill information, South Carolina legislature, accessed January 27, 2022
  4. ^ Nick Reynolds (January 26, 2022). "SC Senate begins medical cannabis debate". The Post and Courier. Charleston.
  5. ^ Taylor Hernandez (January 26, 2022). "Medical cannabis laws debated for 1st time in South Carolina". Florence, South Carolina: WBTW.
  6. ^ Jeffrey Collins (February 9, 2022). "SC medical marijuana debate continues after key support vote". Associated Press – via The News & Observer (Charlotte).
  7. ^ "SC Senate advances medical marijuana bill, next moves to House". Columbia, South Carolina: WIS News. February 9, 2022.
  8. ^ S.150 bill status, South Carolina General Assembly official website, accessed February 10, 2022
  9. ^ "SB 0423 bill history". South Carolina Legislature. February 7, 2024. Retrieved February 7, 2024.

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