South Carolina might never be Colorado or Oregon, where recreational marijuana is legal, but with the introduction of two marijuana bills this session, the state might have taken steps toward looking a little like California, which legalized medicinal marijuana almost two decades ago.
A South Carolina river advocacy group met at the State House to encourage the legislature to pass a bill that would require agricultural operations to obtain permits before withdrawing from the state’s rivers.
Lawmakers representing the areas around Lake Marion see the Pinewood dump, a closed hazardous waste landfill located just a few hundred yards from the state’s largest reservoir, as a threat the region’s health and economy.
South Carolina hunters are facing a statewide restriction on how many deer they can take in a season.
Legislation that would limit a hunter’s annual deer harvest and change the fee structure passed the Senate Wednesday and was introduced in the House Thursday.