by Emily Bohatch for The State
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said he is opposed to legalizing recreational marijuana, one day after one of his possible Democratic challengers said he would be in favor of it.
McMaster told reporters Tuesday he doesn’t think legal recreational marijuana, which is allowed in 18 states and Washington D.C., “is a good idea.”
However, the governor said the legalization of medical marijuana is “a little bit different story.”
“There is a lot of suffering that is treatable .... with medical marijuana,” the governor said.
McMaster stopped short of endorsing the legalization of medical marijuana in South Carolina.