History of Medical Cannabis in South Carolina

In 2014, South Carolina enacted Julian's Law (S 1035), legislation permitting children with severe epilepsy to access CBD oil that is at least 15 percent CBD and no more than 0.9 percent THC. The law creates an exemption for the possession and use of CBD from the criminal definition of marijuana for patients who obtain a recommendation for CBD oil from a physician. The law also creates the ability for physicians to apply to take part in a statewide medical study of CBD oil for other conditions, though the CBD oil utilized for these studies must be at least 98 percent CBD and must come from a USDA-approved source.