South Carolina Legislature Kills Medical Cannabis Bill
May 6, 2022
South Carolina lawmakers on Thursday failed to pass this year's medical cannabis bill despite making it further in the process than ever before, according to a WLTX report. Known as the Compassionate Care Act (CCA), the measure was declared "unconstitutional" when Republican Rep. John McCravy made a motion claiming the CCA should have originated in the House rather than the Senate because it imposed a tax. House Speaker Pro Tem Tommy Pope (R) agreed, thereby killing the bill. Democratic state Rep. Todd Rutherford appealed the decision, calling the action "an abomination of House rules . . .