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South Carolina Hemp Law & Legislation
SUMMARY: To Provide A Definition For The Term "human Consumption", To Create The South Carolina Industrial Hemp Program, To Provide That Industrial Hemp Is An Agricultural Crop Upon Which An Institution Of Higher Education May Conduct Research, To Provide That Industrial Hemp Or Hemp Products May Not Be Considered An Adulterant, To Provide Provisions That Regulate The Growing, Selling, And Importation Of Industrial Hemp And Hemp Seed, To Delete The Provision That Excludes Industrial Hemp From The Definition Of Marijuana, To Revise The Provision That Specifies That Certain Conduct Regarding The Manufacturing, Distribution, Purchase, And Other Activities Relating To Disguising Marijuana To Make It Appear To Be Industrial Hemp, And To Provide For Laboratory Testing Of Industrial Hemp.
To amend chapter 55, Title 46, code of laws of South Carolina, 1976, relating to the cultivation of industrial hemp, so as to provide a definition to the terms "DIVISION" and "GROWER", and to provide a proceedure to license and regulate a person or business that engages in the production of industrial hemp.
2013 - 2014
To amend Title 46 of the 1976 Code, relating to agriculture, by adding Chapter 55 concerning industrial hemp; to provide that it is lawful to grow industrial hemp in this state; to clarify that industrial hemp is excluded from the definition of marijuana; to prohibit growing industrial hemp and marijuana on the same property or otherwise growing marijuana in close proximity to industrial hemp to disguise the marijuana growth; and to define necessary terms.
STATUS: Signed into law by Governor Haley on 6/2/14.
2007 - 2008
A Joint Resolution to create a committee to study the beneficial uses of industrial hemp, to provide for the study committee's membership, and to require that the study committee report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly before January 15, 2008, at which time the study committee is abolished. Introduced in the House and read for the first time on 1/17/07. Recalled from Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs and referred to Committee on Judiciary 1/10/08.
Download the text of H 3305 as Introduced here (HTML).
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