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The fight over medical marijuana hits home

By Dustin Waters, photo by Jonathan Boncek

April 20, 2016

The South Carolina Controlled Substances Therapeutic Research Act of 1980 had been on the books for more than three decades when state Sen. Tom Davis first met Harriet Hilton. Before sitting down with Hilton, the Beaufort senator had never given much thought to introducing legislation regarding medical marijuana, but the story he heard that day in 2014 set Davis on a new path. It was that day that he learned about Hilton's young granddaughter, Mary Louise Swing.


SC senator pushes Senate to legalize medical pot

BY CASSIE COPE

April 12, 20166:24 PM

For each of the 23 days left in this legislative session, state Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, said he plans to talk for five minutes about patients who could benefit from medical marijuana.


Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis expresses support for Senate transportation bill

By Tori Simkovic

March 11, 201606:44 PM EST

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WJCL)- Beaufort Sen. Tom Davis spent weeks on the senate floor, this session and last session, filibustering a gas tax increase. Now that the senate has passed a new bill, he said that work paid off.


State Sen. Tom Davis filibusters against roads bill for second day

By Jeremy Turnage, Digital Content Manager

February 24, 2016

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A road block on road funding is happening right now in the South Carolina Senate. Sen. Tom Davis is continuing his filibuster for a second day on the roads bill.


Senate filibuster may save state’s transportation system

Charleston Post and Courier

February 23, 201612:01am

One South Carolina presidential primary is now over, dampening the succession of robocalls, ominous videos and lurid mailers. So the prospect for a calmer, more rational week seemed within reach.