South Carolina Medical Marijuana Backers Making Big Moves


Supporters of legalizing medical marijuana in South Carolina are making big moves ahead of next year’s session of the state legislature – hoping to capitalize on growing popular(and electoral) support for the issue.

“This could be the year,” said S.C. Senator Tom Davis, who has been leading this fight in the S.C. General Assembly for several years against intense institutional opposition.

Now Davis will have some institutional support.

Sources close to the medical marijuana movement tell FITS they have hired perhaps the hottest hand in state politics – veteran strategist Ed McMullen.

McMullen ran the South Carolina campaign of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.  He’s also very close to the Palmetto State’s lieutenant governor, Henry McMaster – who is poised to inherit the governor’s office early next year assuming Nikki Haley is successfully confirmed as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.

“He’s a very hot hire right now,” one rival lobbyist said of McMullen. “That’s a good get for them.”

Indeed it is...

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