Cannabidiol is available to eligible patients in South Carolina due to Julian’s Law, which was passed in 2014. Cannabidiol is defined as a preparation with no less than 98% CBD content and no more than 0.90% THC by volume.
Who is Eligible?
A patient must be 18 years of age or older, or have a parent/guardian act as a Designated Caregiver. The patient must be diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome
- Dravet Syndrome (aka “severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy”)
- Another severe form of epilepsy that cannot be managed with conventional medical therapy. Must also have a physician’s conclusion that the patient might benefit from the medical use of cannabidiol
How much does it cost?
There is no application fee because South Carolina does not have a medical marijuana patient registration program.
How do I apply?
To be able to receive medical cannabidiol on South Carolina you must:
- Find a research hospital with a currently on-going cannabidiol research program approved by the state and in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules
- Visit with a physician participating in the research program and have them provide you with a Written Certification that shows your qualifying diagnosis. The physician must be an MD or DO licensed to practice in South Carolina.