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 Marijuana Business Licenses Licenses Available
South Carolina Marijuana Business License Guidelines
South Carolina is currently not accepting applications to license marijuana businesses. To get ahead of the game and prepare for your marijuana business in the event the state legalizes marijuana businesses, review the resources below.
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The History of South Carolina Marijuana Business Licenses 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.
On January 17, 2018, Sen. Tom Davis 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. The bill has not moved since, but may be re-visited in the next legislative session. You can read the bill here.
In South Carolina, CBD derived from hemp is legal to sell/retail with a local business license due to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill. It is also legal to cultivate hemp in the state if you become licensed to do so through the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. You can learn more about about their hemp program and details on how to apply here: https://agriculture.sc.