Louisiana CBD Laws



In New Orleans and the State of Louisiana in it illegal for anyone to process or sell:

(1) Any part of hemp for inhalation.

(2) Any alcoholic beverage containing CBD.

(3) Any food product or beverage containing CBD unless the United States Food and Drug Administration approves CBD as a food additive.

The law further states that any CBD product that is manufactured, distributed, imported, or sold for use in Louisiana shall:

 (1) Be produced from hemp grown by a licensee authorized to grow hemp by the United States Department of Agriculture or under an approved state plan pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 or under an authorized state pilot program pursuant to the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2014.

(2) Be registered with the department in accordance with the State Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law.

(3) Be labeled in accordance with the State Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law.

(4) Not be marketed as a dietary supplement.

(5) Have labels must state: “This product has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”  The label cannot contain any medical claims. The label must have a scannable bar code, QR code, or web address linked to a document or website that contains a certificate of analysis.

Certificate of Analysis

The certificate of analysis must contain the following information:

(1) The batch identification number, date received, date of completion, and the method of analysis for each test conducted.(2) Test results identifying the cannabinoid profile by percentage of dry weight, solvents, pesticides, microbials, and heavy metals.
The certificate of analysis shall be completed by an independent laboratory that meets the following criteria:

(1) Is accredited as a testing laboratory approved by the department.

(2) Has no direct or indirect interest in a grower, processor, or distributor of hemp or hemp products.

List of Registered Products

The department shall provide a list of registered products to the office of alcohol and tobacco control, law enforcement, and other necessary entities as determined by the department.
The provisions of this Section do not authorize any person to manufacture, distribute, import, or sell any CBD product derived from any source that is not hemp.

Must be FDA Approved

The provisions of this Part shall not apply to any CBD product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration or produced in accordance with R.S. 40:1046.

Investigation Charge

The department shall charge and collect from the manufacturers or packers of industrial hemp-derived CBD products an annual examination and investigation charge of not more than fifty dollars for any one separate and distinct product registered. 


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