A new hemp processing and extraction facility is set to open in South Carolina. Image courtesy of Flickr user eljay
A Boston-based maker of CBD products, Tucker Naturals LLC, plans to open a new hemp processing plant and extraction facility in Lake City, SC, the company announced in a press release Monday.
“Lake City, which was the main hub of the South Carolina tobacco industry, is an ideal location for Tucker to locate this facility. I believe Tucker Naturals will be a great asset for our state. We have also been contacted by several other industry-related and research companies interested in locating in our commerce park, which could prove to have an enormous economic impact on Lake City, Florence County, and the entire Pee Dee region,” said William C. Morris, president of Caropar Investments, a partner in the project, in a statement.
Enabled by a recently-passed South Carolina House bill legalizing hemp cultivation for research purposes in the state and the 2014