S. 150 was the topic of a three-week debate before the Senate voted on Thursday to pass the bill and send it to the House.
The Senate will hold a floor vote on medical cannabis next week, and the bill has strong support from groups like Americans for Prosperity. But the GOP majority is likely to pose an obstacle.
The South is coming around to medical cannabis—and broader reforms. Will South Carolina be next?
The forces for reform have public opinion, momentum, and new allies on their side. Their big hurdle? Law enforcement.