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Industrial Hemp Application

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 IdentoGO Centers in South Carolina

Location Name Address Hours of Operation
Charleston, SC-Ashley River Rd 1954 Ashley River Rd, Ste E, Charleston, SC 29407 Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Columbia, SC-Saint Andrews Rd 612 Saint Andrews Rd, Ste 9, Columbia, SC 29210 Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM &12:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Florence, SC-W Evans St 1801 W Evans St, Ste 102, Florence, SC 29501 Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Greenville, SC-Orchard Park Dr 30 Orchard Park Dr, Ste 21, Greenville, SC 29615 Monday: 8:45 AM -12:00 PM & 12:30 PM – 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Myrtle Beach, SC-N Kings Hwy 1521 N Kings Hwy, Kings Festival Shopping Center, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
North Augusta, SC-E Martintown Rd 802 E Martintown Rd, Ste 226, North Augusta, SC 29841 Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rock Hill, SC-Herlong Village Dr 1742 Herlong Village Dr, Ste 103, Rock Hill, SC 29732 Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Document Description Use
SC Driver License/Other Government Issued Photo ID provided (other state DL, US federal ID’s) Basic ID
DMV Photo Identification Card Secondary ID
Utility Bill Secondary ID
Birth Certificate Secondary ID
Passport Secondary ID
Social Security Card Secondary ID
Voter Registration Card Secondary ID

Applicant must provide documentation for Basic ID as primary identification document. 

Applicant must provide documentation for any one of Secondary ID.

South Carolina Department of Agriculture Prepares for Implementation of Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Hugh E. Weathers, Commissioner

Media Contact: 803-734-2210


South Carolina Department of Agriculture Prepares for Implementation of Industrial Hemp Pilot Program

COLUMBIA – Governor Henry McMaster signed Bill 3559 into law Thursday, May 11, making it legal for industrial hemp to be grown for research purposes in South Carolina, in accordance with the 2014 Farm Bill. The South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) will administer the application and permitting process.

The legislation allows for up to 20 farmers to receive permits to grow industrial hemp. The farmers who receive permits will each be allowed to grow up to 20 acres of the crop. Farmers selected will represent all growing areas of the state.

“The industrial hemp bill adds another opportunity for South Carolina farmers to increase crop diversity,” said Hugh Weathers, South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. “SCDA is working closely with allied agencies and interested parties to ensure timely implementation of the law.”

To qualify for a permit, you must:

  • be a South Carolina resident,
  • pass a state and federal background check administered by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division,
  • have a signed contract with an industrial hemp manufacturer/processor, and
  • submit GPS coordinates for the land where the industrial hemp will be grown.

SCDA officials anticipate the application will be available July 1. For more information regarding the application and permitting process visit


South Carolina Department of Agriculture Prepares for Implementation of Industrial Hemp Pilot Program Press Release