South Carolina GOP Chairman Drew McKissick responded to Cunningham’s announcement Monday afternoon in a statement:
"We’ve seen the problems legalizing marijuana has caused in other states, like Colorado. The rise in crime, the increase in health problems–especially suicidal thoughts and the negative affect on children’s development, all became worse when the state decided to legalize marijuana. If you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes, and Democrats like Joe Cunningham keep wanting to play with fire. Does Mia McLeod agree with his proposal? Or does she stand with law enforcement on the issue? We stand with law enforcement, that weed should not be legalized, but since Democrats supported and refused to condemn the defund the police movement, we’re not feeling too hopeful on her position.
And as far as medical use goes, we agree with law enforcement and doctors that real medicine is something that should be approved and regulated by the FDA, prescribed by a legitimate doctor, and distributed by a licensed pharmacist." - https://www.wmbfnews.com/2021/07/12/cunningham-announcing-plan-legalize-marijuana-sc/