South Carolina Tribes and Marijuana

Cannabis is Illegal in South Carolina

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.

News Updates

News Congress May Block DOJ Prosecution of Medical Marijuana in 2-Year Budget
2018.02.10 - A budget deal may block the DOJ from money needed to enforce anti-cannabis laws in states that has voter approval for medical marijuana ... Read more
News U.S. Justice Dept Rescinds All Obama Marijuana Policies 01.04.2018 - The DOJ today rescinded all cannabis policies of the Obama Administration that allowed states to decide their own laws on recreational and medical cannabis. ... Read more

South Carolina's Federally-Recognized Tribes

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.

Cannabis Opportunities for 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.