With the recent South Carolina House bill legalizing the use of Cannabidiol for medicinal purposes, there has been a lot of confusion on which cannabis products are legal, which ones aren’t, what’s coming next, and what it all means.
Here is some information about the current legal status of cannabis & hemp products in South Carolina that will attempt to *ahem* clear the smoke… We’re not attorneys so don’t consider this as legal advice. It’s just info for our customers that is readily available across the internet. If you need an attorney, call this guy.
Obviously, anything with THC in it is illegal. There is no medicinal marijuana law in South Carolina of any type, and any use of marijuana (weed) is still illegal by federal and state law. We don’t endorse or condone illegal activity to any extent.
However… there has been a recent change in the legal status of industrial hemp in South Carolina. According to this bill signed by Governor Nikki Haley on June 2, 2014, it is now “lawful for an individual to cultivate, produce, or otherwise grow industrial hemp in this State to be used for any lawful purpose, including, but not limited to, the manufacture of industrial hemp products, and scientific, agricultural, or other research related to other lawful applications for industrial hemp.”
Obviously, this is a significant sign of acceptance for the cannabis family of plants and its uses. This law is what opened the door for CBD oil in South Carolina, and for that we are thankful! There are a number of stories already coming out of our state about the benefits and effects of CBD oil for people with epilepsy such as this story about how CBD oil helped a young girl with epilepsy.
We are excited about the positive effects that this new bill will have on South Carolina farming, medicinal CBD oil, and the hemp product industry. Up until 1927, hemp was a major crop in the United States so we’re proud that our state was one of the first to pass a bill that legalizes it once again!
As of right now, there are a number of hemp & cannabis based products available for sale and purchase in South Carolina. Some of them include:
CBD Oil Vapor Pens & E-Juices
CBD Oil Oral Ingestibles
CBD Oil Syringes
Other CBD Oil Products
Hemp-based Foods & Snacks
Hemp Bracelets (we got ‘em!)
Any Industrial Hemp Products
More coming soon…
Basically, at this point no one knows. The passage of the hemp farming bill in 2014 was a huge step forward to legalization and use of plants in the cannabis family for any number of reasons. It was a major success for several industries and movements, and has resulted in a mobilization of other bills such as one that was introduced in January 2015 called the “Put Patients First” bill that would decriminalize marijuana.
To learn more about the activities of local South Carolina activist groups and keep up with all the latest news, you can follow the SC Medical Marijuana Movement on Facebook and follow the South Carolina Hemp Community on Facebook.