Louisiana Hemp Business & Legal News

Louisiana ag commissioner forecasts 80,000 acres of hemp grows in 2020

Louisiana farmers could grow hemp on up to 80,000 acres in 2020, up from zero this year, the state’s top agriculture chief said. But the growth, he noted, relies on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finishing work on new rules for production. Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain briefed state lawmakers Wednesday about hemp prospects […]

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Louisiana permits hundreds of businesses to sell CBD products

Louisiana has awarded business licenses to 775 companies that want to sell CBD products. The state’s Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) received more than 1,000 permit applications after passage of a law outlining how retailers can sell products containing CBD. The ATC started the process in June. Liquor stores, gas stations and CBD-specific shops were among the […]

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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 […]

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Louisiana legalizes hemp farming but bans smokable hemp and limits CBD sales

Louisiana has finally legalized hemp production and CBD sales – with caveats. The state is putting limits on the kinds of CBD products that can be sold, and farmers will have to wait until 2020 to grow legal hemp. CBD retailers in Louisiana will have to get licenses from the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco […]

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Louisiana Senate votes in favor of legalizing hemp, CBD

Hemp and cannabidiol legalization could become a reality in Louisiana after the state Senate’s 34-2 vote on a bill to allow production and sales. Supporters of the bill say legalizing hemp production would allow farmers to diversify their crops and that creating CBD regulations for businesses in Louisiana would end regulatory confusion. “Every single farmer that […]

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