COMMENTARY: Policing new cannabis laws will take education and compassion

The South Carolina State Legislature has only been in session for two months, yet over half a dozen bills related to cannabis have been introduced.  One of those bills, The Compassionate Care Act (CCA), would establish a medical cannabis program which would give patients with severe and debilitating conditions access to legal, safe, and regulated cannabis under the supervision of their physician. This bill is receiving widespread, bi-partisan support in both the Senate and the House, but it certainly faces its share of opposition.

Some of the most vocal objections come from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).  Members of the law enforcement community have demonstrated their objections to the bill by showing up to legislative

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