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    Register online with Leafwell

    Although you need to speak to a physician in person to undergo a medical CBD evaluation, soon it will be possible to start this process online. You’ll be able to register for a profile with Leafwell, and we will endeavor to put you in contact with an SC-licensed medical CBD physician.

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    Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor

    You can discuss your medical CBD needs with your doctor during your consultation at your appointment.

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    Receive your certificate from Leafwell

    Once approved, you will be certified for medical CBD.

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    Buy Your Medicine

    There’s no MMJ ID card system in place in South Carolina yet.

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Benefits of Getting a South Carolina Medical Card

For those needing medical-grade cannabidiol (CBD), getting a medical CBD card is the safest and best way of getting the medication they need, legally.

About Medical Marijuana in South Carolina

Cannabis is illegal for recreational use in South Carolina, and low-THC cannabidiol (CBD) oil is permitted for some medical conditions like epilepsy.

In 2014, Governor Nikki Haley signed Senate Bill 1035, legalizing CBD oil for treating epilepsy if recommended by a physician.


How to qualify

You must be aged 18 years or older if you want to qualify for yourself. Those under this age will need to apply as a minor, and a caregiver must be over 21 years of age.

You will need to provide proof of identity, residency in South Carolina, and medical records. Only epilepsy patients may qualify for medical CBD in South Carolina at this time.

  1. Information for caregivers

    A caregiver must be over 21 years of age.


Medical Conditions

Only epilepsy patients (especially those with Lennox-Gastaut or Dravet syndrome) can qualify for medicinal CBD, and there is no minimum age limit on this.

Possession and Growing

There is no specific limit on the amount of low-THC, CBD-rich cannabis a qualifying person or their caregiver may possess.

However, certified patients may possess CBD oil containing a maximum of 0.9% THC and a minimum of 15% CBD.


Caregivers

Medical Marijuana patients in South Carolina can have a caregiver.

There is no ID card system for caregivers in South Carolina.

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    Those caring for minors (a parent or another official caregiver) may be allowed to administer their child CBD oil.

Reciprocity

There is no medical marijuana identification card system in South Carolina, so there can be no reciprocity with other states.

South Carolina does not recognize other states’ medical marijuana programs.

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Frequently asked questions in South Carolina

    How much does a South Carolina Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

    Cannabis is illegal in South Carolina. There is a low-THC, CBD-only program, but there is no medical card program. Only consulting physicians can certify patients for medicinal CBD, and only for epilepsy patients who have not responded to traditional treatments.

    What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in South Carolina?

    Epilepsy – low THC, Cannabidiol Medical Program only.

    What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in South Carolina online?

    There is no medical card identification system in place in South Carolina for low-THC, CBD oil.

    Only consulting physicians can certify a patient for medical CBD, and it’s only for patients with epilepsy who have not responded to other, more conventional treatments.

    How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in South Carolina?

    Only epilepsy patients (especially those with Lennox-Gastaut or Dravet syndrome) can qualify for medicinal CBD in South Carolina, and there is no minimum age limit on this.

    Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in South Carolina?

    Those who are caring for minors (a parent or another official caregiver) may be allowed to administer their child CBD oil, but there is no ID card system in place for caregivers in South Carolina.

    How do I apply for the state cannabis program in South Carolina?

    There is no state centralized medical cannabis program in South Carolina. No application is necessary – it’s purely between a patient and their physician.