South Carolina Legislature Approves Bill to Legalize Hemp

South Carolina’s Senate this week unanimously approved Senate Bill 839, a proposal to legalize hemp. The measure has alreadysc been approved by the state’s House of Representatives, meaning it will now go to Governor Nikki Haley for consideration.

If signed into law by Governor Haley, or allowed to become law without her signature, the proposal would make it “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.”

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Hemp Legalization Approved Through South Carolina Senate Committee With Unanimous Vote

South Carolina’s Senate Agricultural and Natural Resources Committee has given approval to Senate Bill 839, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp. The measure was approved unanimously. Industrialhemp

The proposal now heads to the full Senate, where its passage will send it to the House of Representatives.

If approved into law, hemp cultivation would be explicitly legal in the State of South Carolina; hemp would be removed from the state’s list of controlled substances, making it “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.”

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South Carolina Senate Committee Approves Hemp Legalization Legislation

South Carolina’s Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration,hemp5 and Related Agencies has given unanimous approval to Senate Bill 839, a proposal to legalize industrial hemp in the state. The proposal now moves to the full Senate Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources.

The proposal, introduced by Republican Senator Kevin Bryant, would remove hemp from the state’s list of controlled substances, explicitly allowing its cultivation in the state.

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