Thank you for your interest in the SCDA Hemp Farming Program.

The application period for 2019 is closed for both Farming Permits and Processing Permits.

December 31, 2019 is the last day for permitted growers to add responsible parties.

On February 1, 2020, applications to obtain a 2020 Hemp Farming Permit, Processing Permit, or a newly released Handling Permit, will be released on this page.

2020 Hemp Growing Season Information

SC Attorney General Releases Opinion on Hemp Farming Act

In response to a query from the State Law Enforcement Division, the South Carolina Attorney General released an advisory opinion on July 10, 2019, addressing the legality of the possession or storage of unprocessed or raw hemp plant material by individuals without a license. The opinion can be found here.

Hemp FAQ

Hemp Products in Human Food Quick Guide

Visit this page for answers to frequently asked questions. Download here (.pdf)


Licensed Hemp Processors

Find contact information for licensed hemp processors in South Carolina.

Licensed Hemp Growers for 2019

Hemp News Releases

SC Hemp Program Information

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