South Carolina’s Industrial Hemp Expansions Taking Shape

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture announced it has received 162 industrial hemp applications for 2019, according to a WYFF report. The state is doubling the number of industrial hemp farmers from 20 to 40 — and doubling their allowed acreage from 20 acres to 40 acres — for next year’s harvest. “Expanding the Industrial Hemp Pilot Program […]

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South Carolina Democrats Overwhelmingly Back MMJ

Democratic Party members in South Carolina support passing a state law that would allow doctors to prescribe medical cannabis with a strong, 82 percent majority, according to a Post and Courier report. The votes were collected using non-binding resolutions on internal party ballots; the resolutions were crafted to gauge party opinion and increase turnout. Democratic […]

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South Carolina Doubles Number of Industrial Hemp Permits and Acreage

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture is doubling the number of permits and the acreage allowance for industrial hemp – from 20 to 40 – under the state’s pilot program, according to a WTOC report. The permits will also allow farmers to grow 40 acres of hemp, up from 20 acres. In order to qualify […]

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South Carolina Senate Committee Advances MMJ Bill

The South Carolina Senate Medical Affairs Committee has advanced a medical cannabis bill setting set up a comprehensive program to the Senate for full chamber consideration. The measure would allow program access for patients with qualifying conditions and would task the Department of Health and Environmental Control with regulating and licensing cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and testing […]

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Industrial Hemp Coming to South Carolina

Shortly after the close of South Carolina’s legislative session earlier this month, Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill legalizing the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp, according to a report by The State. Next, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture and the State Law Enforcement Division must issue the state’s 20 hemp licenses — these will allow […]

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South Carolina Cannabis Activists Optimistic About MMJ Chances in 2017

South Carolina is one of the many Southern states that allow the use of cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, for specific medical conditions. However, SC has so far fallen short in passing a full-plant system, but this year activists are optimistic about the state finally passing legislation allowing real medical cannabis. Medical cannabis first appeared in […]

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