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Hemp processing facility in Dorchester County to expand

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) - One of the 20 people selected to legally grow hemp under a new pilot program in South Carolina is now expanding their operation in Dorchester County.

Owner David Bulik, of the Charleston Hemp Company, says his business has been doing very well since he began growing the crop in Awendaw at the beginning of 2018.

He produces CBD oil from the plant at another location in the Ridgeville area, which his customers say have helped relieve migraines, seizures and body pain.

He is now expanding his operation because he says farmers from around the country are shipping to his facility and he should soon be able to produce a lot more of the CBD oil.

"Where we're doing 200 to 300 bottles where we're doing it right now, we'll be able to multiply that by the thousands within a week," said Bulick.

In 2019, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture could permit up to 40 farmers to grow hemp under the pilot program.

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