Michael Bryan


On March 28, 2019, South Carolina enacted the Hemp Farming Act (Act), which governs the cultivation, handling, and processing of hemp in South Carolina. The Act repealed (with limited grandfathering provisions, as described below) the existing statutes that created the hemp pilot program in South Carolina (Prior Law) under the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill). The Act makes it unlawful to cultivate, handle, or process hemp in South Carolina without a license issued by the South Carolina Department…