The fight over medical marijuana hits home
By Dustin Waters, photo by Jonathan BoncekApril 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.