Recommending Cannabis in South Carolina

Medical doctors and osteopathic doctors who are licensed by South Carolina’s Board of Medical Examiners may recommend the use of cannabidiol for patients with uncontrollable epilepsy that is unresponsive to standard medical treatments. Under South Carolina law, physicians acting in compliance with Julian’s law are exempt from all criminal and civil penalties for recommending the use of cannabis. Below you will find an overview of state requirements for physicians and links to other educational resources.

Recommending Clinicians

  • Must be a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Must be licensed by the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners
  • Nothing prohibits physicians from applying for an Investigational New Drug Permit from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Physicians complying with Julian’s Law are not subject to arrest, prosecution, civil penalty or administrative sanction, including disciplinary action by professional licensing boards