Cannabis is illegal for recreational and medical purposes with the exception of low-THC CBD oil for children with severe epilepsy. Industrial hemp cultivation became legal in 2017, but is limited to 50 licenses and 50 acres each.
There is one federally-recognized tribe in South Carolina, the Catawba Indian Nation. The DOJ marijuana policy on tribal reservations applies to this South Carolina tribe. the Catawba Indian Nation is federally recognized as sovereign by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the U.S. Interior Department.
For a complete list of South Carolina tribes and their locations, see our page about South Carolina Tribes.
South Carolina tribes recognize the challenges and business opportunities of the cannabis industry, but have not announced their interests or business plans.
With no federally-recognized tribes, there are no cannabis opportunities for American Indian tribes in South Carolina.
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