South Carolina Cannabis State Laws

How close is South Carolina to legalizing?



1 oz or less (first offense)

  • Misdemeanor
  • 30 Days Incarceration
  • $200 fine

Second Offense

  • Misdemeanor
  • 1-Year Incarceration
  • $2,000 fine


Less than 10 lbs – More than 10,000 lbs

  • Felony
  • 1-25 Years of Life Incarceration
  • $5,000 – $50,000 fine

To a minor, or within a 1/2 mile of a school, playground, or public park

  • Felony
  • 10 years Incarceration
  • $10,000 fine


Less than 100 plants – More than 10,000 plants

  • Felony
  • 5-25 Years Incarceration
  • $5,000 – $200,000 fine


This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC for any “medical condition” for which a physician recommends it.

Currently Pending:

South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S 212/ H 3521) — gained significant momentum before the legislature recessed for the year. In January 2018, when the legislature meets for the second half of its two-year legislative session, the bills will pick up where they left off

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