Liquor stores, gas stations among first cleared to sell CBD in Louisiana

Louisiana is starting to award licenses to sell CBD products, and the first recipients include liquor stores, gas stations and CBD-specific shops.

Louisiana’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control has so far awarded 20 temporary permits to sell CBD.

A new Louisiana hemp law allows the sale of hemp-derived CBD but requires a state permit to do so. The temporary CBD sales licenses expire in February, when permanent rules are expected.

Under the Louisiana law, hemp-derived CBD products can be sold if they have no more than 0.3% THC.

Louisiana bans smokable hemp products and CBD in alcoholic beverages and foods, saying those won’t be allowed until federal authorities approve CBD as a food additive.

– Associated Press