Cunningham's campaign announcement event brought supporters to Tradesman Brewing Co. Wednesday | Skyler Baldwin

Joe Cunningham — the former one-term Democratic congressman now running to unseat S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster — is looking to announce his plan to legalize both recreational and medicinal marijuana in the Palmetto State in hopes of freeing up police to focus on violent crime, providing health alternatives for residents and generating millions in funds for the state. McMaster is expected to face strong opposition from Cunningham and other Democrats, and perhaps some from his own Republican party as well. More: Associated Press, Charleston City Paper 

In other headlines:

Congressional infrastructure could fund S.C. transportation projects. A $715 billion transportation bill passed by the U.S. House this month included $53 million specifically targeted to eight projects in South Carolina. More: The Post and Courier 

Historic canoe found along S.C.-Georgia river line. Volunteer conservationists pulled a historic wooden canoe from the South Carolina side of the Chattooga River after a group of canoeists discovered the craft last fall. Archaeologists from the University of South Carolina say it could be 200-250 years old. More: Associated Press, The State 

Charleston County Economic Development offers full-service business support. The Charleston County Economic Development staff compares their service to a business concierge, available to help business leaders with anything they need to achieve success. More: Charleston Business Journal 

New leader heads up North Charleston LGBTQ advocacy group. Domenico Ruggerio, the new executive director of the group that serves the LGBTQ community, envisions a mobile thrift store that could reach rural communities and college campuses across the state. More: The Post and Courier 

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