How to Get a South Carolina Medical Marijuana Card

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:

  1. 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
  2. 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.

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