Is CBD Legal in South Carolina?
In 2014, South Carolina passed Julian’s Law, the state’s first attempt at some form of medical cannabis decriminalization. Patients in South Carolina may possess and use oil extracted from cannabis which contains at least 15% CBD by weight, and no more than 0.09% THC by weight. There are no state laws governing consumption methods or locations. The law is geared towards children with intractable epileptic disorders, including Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.
While it represents a first step in the right direction, this law is largely redundant. CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is 100% legal in all 50 states, as this plant never has more than trace amounts of THC, but is generally rich in CBD and other cannabinoids. Even in strict states like South Carolina, anyone can order CBD oil online from a number of manufacturers using industrial hemp cultivated legally.
- Any severe form of epilepsy that has not responded to traditional treatment methods.