Status: In South Carolina, qualifying patients can possess and use CBD extracts. The law does not allow for home cultivation or a state-regulated dispensary system.
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Number of South Carolina Licenses Available
The History of South Carolina Marijuana
In 2014, South Carolina legalized the possession and use of low THC, high CBD cannabis extracts for a small percentage of qualifying patients. However, according to the current law, neither home cultivation or a state-licensed dispensary system are allowed.
The South Carolina House later passed a bill allowing people suffering from severe epilepsy to legally be prescribed cannabis oil to control their seizures. The bill passed by a large margin, 90-24, and will allow patients certified by a doctor as suffering from severe epilepsy, or their parents, to legally possess non-psychoactive cannabidiol.
Update: Sen. Tom Davis has proposed a bill that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients in South Carolina. It would also legalize the growth, distribution, and use of various forms of medical marijuana. Read the bill here.