20 FARMERS SELECTED TO GROW HEMP IN SOUTH CAROLINA
Twenty out of more than 130 applicants were awarded permits to participate in South Carolina’s new hemp pilot program.
South Carolina’s new hemp pilot program is now ready for launch, after 20 farmers were selected to receive the state’s first permits to grow up to 20 acres of the crop. South Carolina became the 31st U.S. state to legalize hemp cultivation last May after Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law House Bill 3559. The pilot program allows the growing of hemp for research purposes.