After the passing of the 2014 Farm Bill, the SC Department of Agriculture’s hemp pilot program allows farmers and processing facilities to harvest and process hemp, a plant derived from cannabis. SC Botanicals, a CBD oil extraction facility in the Upstate, works with farmers across the state to produce third party tested CBD oil through a C02 extraction process. Here, Director of Operations Chris Cortina explains the process and how consumers can make sure they are buying oil that is safe to use.

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